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Introducing Eco Femme

Corinne Andrews - Sunday, March 18, 2018 | Comments (0)

 

Over the years I have come to see and experience the large amount of shame and judgment women have around their bodies and the bodies of other women. It’s a cultural problem, rooted in the lack of deeply knowing that our bodies are sacred temples. It’s a problem I see in various expressions all over the world.  However, these days we see many movements to reclaim and re-sanctify the rituals that women go through throughout the life cycle to help support us in loving and sanctifying our bodies.

 

Birthing Mama was born to help reclaim all that is sacred around pregnancy, birth and motherhood and has been slowly widening her circle to include all the passages that women walk through from birth to death.

During a two-month stay in South India this winter I met various women and organizations that have inspired me. One afternoon I enjoyed lunch with Jessamijn, one of the co-founders of Eco Femme and I want to share with you about the awesome work that they are doing for women, communities and the earth. I look forward to collaborating with them, supporting their work and having them be a sister branch of Birthing Mama.

 

Eco Femme defines their mission as…

“A global women’s empowerment initiative. Rising from rural India, reaching out to people around the world, we promote and revitalize menstrual practices that are healthy, dignified, affordable and eco-positive."

 

And here are some of the wonderful things Eco Femme is doing:

  • ***Providing menstrual hygiene education and free cloth washable pads to adolescent girls in India through their Pad for Pad program
  • ***Providing access to cross-subsidized cloth washable pads to women who would be otherwise be restricted by cost, through their Pads for Sisters program
  • ***Training facilitators in how to promote healthy and environmentally sustainable menstrual practices in their community
  • ***Offering advice and consultancy to organization’s around the world concerned with sustainable menstrual practices
  • ***Advancing research into menstrual hygiene pedagogy
  • ***Advocating for non-polluting menstrual practices through writing, film making and speaking to groups whenever they can
  • ***Providing livelihoods to local Indian women
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Please check out Eco Femme’s website if you haven’t already to see more!

Stay tuned for more information about this new collaboration between Birthing Mama and Eco Femme.  If you have any ideas, questions, or want to join us in anyway around this subject area, please email us at info@birthingmama.org

With Gratitude Love and Blessings,

Corinne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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