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Red Tent Event

   Posted by: earthkat   in event

On November 11 & 12, Full Circle and Nuit Moore celebrated it’s first literal Red Tent Event at UUCA Fahs House Emerson Room. Four participants had traveled out of state  enjoy this supportive community created by Full Circle. “It was great to be with educated women talking about women issues”  said one participant after the event.  Topics ranged from eco-friendly feminine products (see list at bottom of this page),  making peace with our bodies cycles of pain, discomfort and inconvenience, making a place for mourning our unborn children, surviving sexual abuse, discussing how our reproductive rights are being challenged locally and nationally, and inspiration to make changes at a grass root level for sex education in the Anne Arundel County School System.  There was magic when women get together to talk and listen to matters deep in our hearts.

Many of us try to live lightly on the earth by reducing our waste and recycling.  It is estimated that the menstrual product waste produced in the US alone is over 12 million (6 gallon) trash cans per year. Many of us are becoming more aware of the chemicals that come in contact with our skin can have dire long term effects. For these reasons we reviewed some products in the market that are safe for our bodies, reduce waste, and support small family owned companies in the US & Canada (Full Circle does not profit from these products, nor are they the opinions of the UUCA administration and congregation.)

New Moon Cloth Pads
Luna Cloth Pads
Diva Cups
Sea Sponge Tampons

Misc:

Check the toxicity of your cosmetics: costmeticdatabase.org
Menstrual cup comparison chart
How to video on how to insert a menstrual cup.
(SFW  Demo uses a cup and glass tube)

http://lunapads.com/
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4 comments so far

Mikaela
 1 

Hey Ladies! I had such a wonderful time and I’m happy to hear feedback that many of you did too! I mentioned the menstrual cup measurement comparison chart and the How-to insertion and removal video on You Tube and here are the links:
Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart (really thorough):
http://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/cup-size-comparison-charts/

Menstrual Cup How-to Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfHF0p7X4MI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Enjoy and I’m looking forward to next year!

November 16th, 2011 at 5:54 am
Alethea Shiplett
 2 

The workshop was way more than I expected. The speaker was so fully of vitality, passion and compassion, including her dancing! I gauge the success on the weekend by the fact that we were talking about ways to engage in social justice issues for women and girls. GO US!!!! I’m ready to move forward to translate all that I learned into action. Also – I so love the color RED now!

November 17th, 2011 at 8:59 am
 3 

It was an honor and a joy to create this wonderful Red Tent event with all of you! For those of you who are interested in sea sponges, or any of my books, or bleeding time jewelry, please see my shop on etsy at http://www.shaktistudios.etsy.com and join my Facebook page Ragtime Revolution for information on related topics. Much love and blessings!

November 17th, 2011 at 9:01 am
Deb
 4 

The depth of emotion and sharing during this event was amazing, moving and healing. More than that, it was empowering! Thank you to everyone who came and was part of this event! Special thank you to Nuit Moore and the Weavers for making it happen!

November 20th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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