So glad you could join me in my little piece of the world. Pour yourself your drink of choice. Grab a comfy seat and settle in. Before I ask you what brought you here, I'm going to tell you a little bit about me.
I don’t think it will take you very long to realize that I am passionate about women's health and wellness. My background is in medical anthropology, which means that I study women in a holistic way.
As a medical anthropologist, I take context into account when solving women’s health problem. Culture, biology, the environment…there's so much that goes into our health. As a Master’s student in Anthropology, I loved unpacking all those different pieces.
What I didn’t like? Feeling like I was doing research for research’s sake. I wanted to be able to do something with what I was learning. More importantly, I wanted to be able to use that knowledge to improve women’s health and well-being.
Because let’s be honest. There are still a lot of things about a woman’s health that are surrounded in complete silence.
I didn’t learn the details of my reproductive system until I was in college…
…and it was in an Anthropology course rather than a health or science course.
I didn’t know there was a natural method of birth control…
…until I had started and stopped three different forms of hormonal contraception that left me frustrated with the method and my body.
I still find that women I work with will tell me everything about their exercise and food…
…but they’re embarrassed to talk about their periods.
Unfortunately, many women treat their body’s natural process as an unmentionable curse rather than something that can impact their health and fitness.
My mission is to inform and educate women about their menstrual cycles so that they can make better decisions about their fitness, nutrition, and family planning. I want to help every woman understand what is happening in her body, so that she can know and appreciate how she is feeling and why.
Let me be clear. I am not a therapist. I am not a medical professional. But I am an anthropologist, a fertility educator, and a group fitness instructor. That’s almost better. Because it means I don't make any assumptions about what drives your health. Instead, I get at the heart of your personal values. And then I help you craft behaviors and practices that align with your identity and your life.
I want to help you know your body, so that you can become your best self.
Ready to get started? :)