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Have a Happy Period

By Tracee Sioux I love my menstrual cycle. LOVE it. I love being on my period. Women are cyclic in nature. We're made that way. We cycle with the moon and the seasons, we ebb and flow. We're up and down and sometimes we're even twirly. Bombarded…
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From Early Puberty Body Shame to Progressive Parenting

Guest Post By Amanda Rose Adams You Need a Bra!  When Erin Frank spilled the beans about my surprise slumber party for my 9th birthday, all I could think about was how awesome it would be to have all those girls at my house. They rode home…
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The Girl Revolution on Holy Hormones Honey Radio Show Today

This evening at 6 pm Mountain The Girl Revolution will be appearing on Holy Hormones Honey radio show on KRFC. Holy Hormones host Leslie Botha is a hormone and menstrual health educator, author and radio show host. She is a leading expert…
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Change My Life: Puberty and Menstrual Health

Who knew there were loads of organizations with a focus on menstrual health? Not me. I'm not even sure that I knew "menstrual health" was a thing. Since the New York Times story I've been contacted by several organizations which focus on…
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The Girl Revolution in New York Times Magazine

Very Public Exposure Ainsley and I were in the New York Times Magazine on Friday. It was risky and scary, though important, because the topic was early puberty. TGR Body, our craptastic-ingredient-free skincare line (many skincare products…
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4th Grade Puberty Whirlwind

"Half the 4th Grade girls have boobs and wear bras," Ainsley reported. "Really? Like, for real?" I asked, stunned because no one had boobs until like the 7th Grade when I was in school. "Like they really need bras?" "Yeah." "Well, give…
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Ophelia and Unconscious Puberty

Books such as Reviving Ophelia, Saving Beauty From the Beast, Queen Bees & Wannabes, Odd Girl Out and Girlfighting have elucidated the cultural context that puts so many adolescent girls at risk. But that's only one part of the story. Daughters…

Solidarity Bush

Grow out your bush in solidarity with your pubescent daughter. Then you can say, "Everybody gets pubic hair. It's natural, normal and beautiful." And mean it. I was, honestly, so proud of my soft chocolate-and-gold-tinted triangle. Until…