I was delighted to hear this book was coming to life – to create some awareness around a topic that is useful for all women, especially the young. You see when I wrote Fertilise Yourself, I quickly discovered something; it wasn’t women (and men) ready to have babies that I needed to convince good health was a must, it was young women who needed the education and support. This starts from the get go and if we can nail it, will change the way for the future around hormone health and long term fertility. I’m delighted to give you some more insight into this new book today.
Cycling to Grandma’s House
Luna has just been assigned a challenging school project: to find the most incredible characteristic about being a girl and then present it to her class. Luna races home to ask for advice from her mother, who suggests she do her project on an experience that Luna shares with other girls all around the world: menstruation. As she summons the courage to talk to other girls and women from various cultures about their first period, she embarks on an exciting journey that will change her life forever.
A powerful new Australian children’s book is breaking a long held taboo by tackling the issue of menstruation and menarche (the first menstrual bleed by a woman).
Cycling to Grandma’s House is written by award winning community development practitioner, teacher and writer Jac Torres-Gomez, with illustrations by Erin-Claire Barrow.
Jac Torres-Gomez wrote the book to help parents, carers and teachers start talking to children about menstruation in an interesting, open and positive way.
Currently, there is a lack of educational, mainstream information and dialogue around menstruation throughout the world. Too often, young girls receive no information at all about menstruation and are left to cope alone and, often, in fear.
“As a mother to a young daughter myself, my dream is that she, as well as other children, can pick up and read Cycling to Grandma’s House and finally hear something positive about what it means to grow into a woman, instead of only hearing about the negatives,” Jac said.
Cycling to Grandma’s House is a cheerful and adventurous story that follows Luna on her quest to discover the most incredible thing about being a girl.
The delightful picture book allows children to become more familiar with the meaning of menarche and helps reduce any anxiety and fear related to this time. It also introduces children to some basic cultural celebrations related to menstruation.
Cycling to Grandma’s House includes helpful tips and notes for parents and educators to make starting this crucial discussion with children that much easier.
The picture book has already captured global interest, with requests received to translate the book into Portuguese, Spanish and Slovakian.
Cycling to Grandma’s House is self-published and is available to order online through Lulu and Amazon.
For more information visit: http://crimsonmovement.com/home/projects/cycling-to-grandmas-house/
How would you like to win a copy?
We are lucky enough to have one copy to giveaway to a lucky reader. All you need to do is tell me in the comments below why you would like to win. Easy peasy!