Gloria Steinem – Making Menstruation Matter

Holy Hormones Journal
July 26, 2013

gloria-steinem-author-publicity-photo-493x740I was privileged and honored to attend the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference in NYC. earlier this summer. The conference was held at Marymount Manhattan College – in downtown. It has been years since I had been back in the city – and I enjoyed it immensely. Over 100 women and men attended the event from 12 countries.  It was so exciting to see all of the work being done in the area menstrual health awareness.

During the biannual conference, titled: “Menstruation Matters”, Gloria Steinem was honored with the first ‘Menstruation Matters’ award. I had the pleasure of meeting Gloria before her phenomenal acceptance – and personally handed her a copy of my book, ‘Understanding Your Mind, Mood and Hormone Cycle‘.

SMCR posted a video of Gloria accepting the “Menstruation Matters” award awarded for her prose of many years ago – “If  Men Could Menstruate” in the October 1978 issue of Ms Magazine.

I was so surprised to hear Steinem speak about the menstrual cycle in relation to the lunar cycle.  She came alive at the podium and is a brilliant speaker and leader as we all know.





Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

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