20 Aug Tasmania
I am a Brazilian/Australian qualified art therapist, art teacher, community artist, childbirth educator and doula and have been working in these fields for nearly 3 decades, with children and adults from all walks of life. I am also a mother of three children (born in Paris, Amsterdam and Sydney consecutively); two grown up boys and one pre-puberty girl.
I feel thrilled to have been invited to be part of this work; every girl approaching menarche deserves to have the opportunity to learn about the imminent changes in their bodies in a safe, gentle, creative, fun, nurturing, positive and celebrative way/environment, mutually supported by other girls and women. The better a girl understands how her body works, the greater her self-esteem and confidence will be as she grows into a teenager and woman. Breaking taboos and shining a positive light on what society generally sees as negative, problematic and embarrassing is needed and possible, step by step, girl by girl, period by period.
See you at the next Celebration Day for Girls!🙂
I also offer Fathers Celebrating Daughters workshops.
PHONE: 0400 592 422
Being a mother to three beautifully-natured home-learners and wife to an amazing man, I have surely been trusted intuitively for a most humbling and rewarding occupation.
All my life I have been very passionate about promoting a harmonious relationship firstly and consciously with oneself; encouraging family bonding; nurturing a balanced life; embracing diversity in cultures and ethnics; and holistic connection through meditation to attain a content, kind and compassionate state of being.
I left my career as an account and management advisor for foreign companies when I fell pregnant with my second child (first daughter). Since 2007 I have operated a home-based business producing beautiful personal care products and qualified as a master of Reiki. I also run workshops on how to make tofu and tempe, Batik, and HYO (heal your own) workshops on Ayurvedic methods. I volunteered teaching Indonesian language and culture at local schools and visiting the elderly in a residential care home when I lived in Gippsland, Victoria over several years.
My family and I now live in Tasmania and I am so much looking forward to offering Celebration Day for Girls here, as well as returning to Gippsland regularly for this purpose. I am so grateful to be part of the Celebration Day for Girls community, to help create positive experiences for girls with their first menarche, and I treasure the honour of carrying on this well-established work created by Jane Bennett.