Ixta Belfrage

Meet Ixta Belfrage, a master of food, working as a recipe developer. Ixta has been of huge support to this project both in person and at previous Sassy Events.

Let’s talk PMS

With a history of working for women's health in Auckland, New Zealand, Marjorie discusses her involvement in running a special clinic for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), working to find ways to help each individual woman's needs.   Can you explain what Premenstrual syndrome is? Premenstrual syndrome refers to the symptoms you get in the luteal phase (the last part) of the cycle, before the period comes. The experiences of women is hugely varied as are the symptoms. With that in mind, the … Continue reading Let’s talk PMS

About My Period by Giulia Mangoni

   I first remember getting my period, aged 14, as I approached the front steps of my parent’s house, feeling this liquid slipping out in the weirdest manner. After astonishing yet thrilling confirmation in the bathroom, I lined my underwear with toilet paper and contemplated the brownish blood that I had found there. Finally, menstruation had arrived. I remember feeling … Continue reading About My Period by Giulia Mangoni

Hannah Barclay

Meet Hannah Barclay, a women whose openness and honesty inspires conversations. A poet and artist (and hoolahoop enthusiast!), Hannah discusses how writing has become a tool for understanding herself through expression. Supportive of open discussions, Hannah celebrates the experiences and emotions of being a woman.   Hannah also spends time working with children with Severe learning difficulties, … Continue reading Hannah Barclay

Artist Odilia Suanzes’s works on paper celebrate the beauty of a Menstrual Cycle

  I've always had problems with my periods. I've had them too often. My cycle would be last for 20 days, sometimes less, between 15 –18 days. Losing a lot of blood would make me more tired.  I found having a period annoying, disgusting, making me reject the experience.     But then I questioned the idea of using the blood in my art to change … Continue reading Artist Odilia Suanzes’s works on paper celebrate the beauty of a Menstrual Cycle