I am a Sociologist and offer Counseling & Facilitation as a therapeutic service to provide the clarity needed to navigate the complexity and confusion that can arise both within ourselves & our closest relationships. I am also a Menstrual Cycle Awareness Educator to help cyclic bleeding folks understand the 4 phases of their Monthly Cycle and heal their menstrual related ailments.
∴ Education. Bachelors degree in Sociology & Philosophy that specialized in learning counseling, mediation, & facilitation methods to offer deep inquiry & revelation into a person’s internal landscape and the terrain that exists within relationship.
SOCIOLOGY. Studies human behavior, social behavioral patterns, communication skills, historical enculturation, intersectionality of race, class, sex, gender & lookism, collective & personal trauma and sociological research, theory and data collection thereof to understand the multi-causational effects on social dynamics and attachment styles.
PHILOSOPHY. Studies deep contemplation & inquiry that supports the self-awarenss that cultivates transformation and growth within our human psyches, both the subconscious and conscious realms.
∴ Experience. I have 15 years of experience working with myself and others offering communication skills, personal counseling & mediation. Through Facilitation, I guide people into creating Collaborative Relationships, both within themselves & with each other, to cultivate greater connection, which is our most basic human need, both to survive & to thrive in the world. I am a Social Scientist who has a passion for relationships of all kinds.
∴ Menstrual Cycle Education.
I became an M.C.A (Menstrual Cycle Awareness) Educator through healing my own menstruation. In my early twenties, I was struck with debilitating pain that accompanied my period that I had never experienced before. The extreme symptoms showed up every month. I was either calling in sick or trying to muscle through the intensity at my job. I often ended up going home early unable to stand. This was the beginning of developing a connection with my body. I had to listen. I started doing my own research on the ailments, which opened me up to a sea of women all over the world experiencing the same symptoms, or worse—I couldn’t believe it! Many of them were looking for answers, unable to get them from their doctors. Most were given pain-killers along with various diagnoses or labels that all meant the same thing: “painful periods.” I knew in my heart that what I, and so many women were experiencing symptomatically, was not normal, although it has become widely accepted as so. On the contrary, it’s a complete lack of understanding of the Female body and the ecology thereof. From then on, I was dedicated to my healing. This began a decade long personal self-study, self-experimentation, and major research period to better understand the phases of my biological changes throughout the month. I also began taking inventory of how different foods, activities, choices, and circumstances affected my symptoms or relieved them. The healing process was underway along with a deepening relationship with myself I never knew was possible.
I write today, not only having healed my own menstrual ailments, but I have created a life that circumnavigates my natural rhythm in relation to my own personal cycle. I have also developed a comprehensive curriculum to help other women understand their own Cycle Ecology and receive the education we should’ve/could’ve had coming into our First Blood, as well as help heal their menstrual ailments. The curriculum is written & designed into a beautiful, visual learning-based digital Guide (PDF) and is free to download on Cycle-it-Forward.
I created the Cycle-it-Forward program to make my MCA curriculum & consults shareable and accessible for people. My intention is for the information to ripple-out and become common knowledge & wisdom for us to share woman to woman, person to person. The program also offers free resources and creative ways for bleeding folks to gather together in the sanctity around our blood stories and embodied experiences once again.
Commūnicātus Facilitation is dedicated to my ally & mentor, Dawn Haney-West, in memory.