After a life-changing menstrual epiphany half-way up a ladder inspecting an old railway bridge (a long story), Jane decided to follow her heart and womb into the world of menstruality.
Since then she has started a Red Tent in North Wales, become an Eco-Femme ambassador promoting feminine eco-products, taken a ‘Magical Menstrual Tour’ around the USA, guiding people to understand their natural cycles and the rhythms of life, and teaching teenage girls about Menstrual Cycle Awareness.
When she gratefully stumbled across Red School a decade ago, she began a profound four-year transformation, working with crippling menstrual pain and devastating PMT to become a menstrual pilgrim, speaking about menstrual awareness and period-eco-activism whatever the cycle season she finds herself in.
Jane manages her cycle around her job as an engineer in a male-dominated, linear and unforgiving environment (in an industry where only 12% of the workforce is female). Regularly working physically demanding night shifts in confined spaces on railway bridges, she has learned how to harvest the mother hug of menstruation, and combine mindfulness and menstrual cycle awareness to receive revelations from her own body.
As an ambassador for Eco-Femme, Jane has studied the environmental impact of our periods (pads can take 500 years to decompose!) and is a passionate advocate for reusable menstrual products. She loves everything about reusable pads, cups and pants; from the financial savings, to the sisterhood connection, to using her blood to water her plants.
Jane dreamed up her ‘Magical Menstrual Tour’ when she was sunbathing during her bleed lying on the grass outside her cottage in Wales. She felt utter love for menstrual cycle work and decided to take a three-month road trip around the USA visiting some of the world’s leading menstrual authors and activists, teaching about menstrual cycle awareness, working with couples, and holding informal talks for groups of all genders.
Jane has been learning how to cope with loss in the wake of two miscarriages. She is currently at a fork in the road of her life, unsure whether she will be a mother to a living baby.
Jane is most at home in inner spring and loves supporting women to experience the precious, tender, beautiful transition from inner winter, harnessing its capacity to connect us back to our essence.
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