Menstrual Cycle Awareness in the workplace -pilot project-
For too long women, girls and people who menstruate have had to endure anxiety, stress and shameful perceptions regarding the menstrual cycle and menopause transition.
Let’s tackle the stigma around this topic, and create supportive environments, so we can have these conversations, with positive and empowering language.
The menstrual cycle and menopause transition are natural and healthy processes, experienced by a good half of people. But managing cyclical ways can be tricky in unsupportive environments.
There is so much that can be done to make this better.
Our ‘Work with Your Cycle’ project reframes natural cycles as a strength and a resource, instead of a medical issue. The focus is on menstrual well-being, as a way for people to become more aware, resilient, creative, and thrive at work and in life in general.
Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA) is a stress-reduction strategy, a self-care practice, as well as a tool to channel and capitalise the different types of energies that characterise different parts of the cycle.
Support for women and people going through the menopause transition is an important part of this conversation too. Understanding what’s going on and what physical and emotional shifts may arise can help ‘give a better map’ through this time.
Those approaching the menopause transition appreciate support and dignity while they move through this phase with an enhanced, more insightful perspective.
The project is for everyone, welcoming women, gender diverse people and men too. It is a chance for all of us to reflect on our cycles (e.g. circadian) and become more self-aware too.
Menstrual awareness can bring dignity and respect for all into the workplace setting. It helps promote menstrual pride and menstrual dignity.
Our ‘Work with Your Cycle’ project sets out to create a space for these conversations, providing a manual & handbook and seminars to support these discussions. So, we very much welcome your engagement. The results of the project will be captured for future good practice.
The project is taking shape through a series of actions that use creativity, art and local heritage in unconventional and inspiring ways. Engaging with art for social change.
If you would like to join the conversation, have support in tracking your cycle, involve your workplace in the project or any other information we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us through the comment area below or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com