Dot Girl Supports Total Children’s Wellness Fair

Dot Girl Products is excited to be supporting the Total Children’s Wellness Fair held annually in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dot Girl is providing The Dot Girl First Period Kit as giveaway prizes along with ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmarks for tween girls attending the event.  Interested in bookmarks for your event?  Please let us know through our Contact Us page.

Total Children's Wellness Fair

Teach Girls about Menstruation with Free Bookmarks

Dot Girl Products is dedicated to the mission of helping every girl have a positive first period experience. We applaud organizations that provide programs for young girls and schools – both private and public – that strive to provide health education for their students.

We believe that the more accurate information a girl has about puberty and menstruation the better her chances are of growing into a confident, healthy woman. That’s why we’ve created the Dot Girl ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmark.

Available for FREE to schools and non-profit organizations, the ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmark is designed to dispel some of the fears that girls have around menstruation. It can also be used as a way to open up a dialog between girls and their parents who may find it difficult to broach the subject of menstruation.

Contact Dot Girl Products owner Kathy Pickus at kathy@dotgirlproducts to order bookmarks which will be shipped free of charge.'What's Normal?' bookmarks from Dot Girl Products

Tampon Run: The New Menstruation Game using Tampons, not Guns

Every once in a while I see a product and think “Now why didn’t I think of that?”.  And that is exactly what I thought when I read about Tampon Run – the new video game that uses tampons instead of guns.

Written by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two young ladies attending a Girls Who Code program, the game has players collect tampons before the villains do.  When attacked, players shoot tampons at the villains and who ever has tampons left over wins.

Said Gonzales, “The idea of making it funny and quirky kind of makes menstruation a lot more approachable and more comfortable”.  An idea that Dot Girl wholeheartedly supports.

Tampon Run

 

Below Your Belt Launches at Women’s Health Foundation

The Women’s Health Foundation has launched their Below Your Belt initiative aimed at educating adolescent girls about all things ‘down there’.  The initiative includes a community blog and soon to be released Below Your Belt book.  The book will feature The Dot Girl First Period Kit as a suggested resource for educating girls about menstruation.

Below Your Belt

Fertilize Your Garden with Period Blood?

Sometimes I run across something in the news that I am not sure is cool or gross – like the current movement of mothers eating their newborn babies placentas.  I think this article about fertilizing your garden with menstrual blood also falls into both categories.  It’s great to be eco-friendly but I am going to leave it up to Dot Girl readers as to whether or not this is going a bit too far!

Use menstrual blood to fertilize garden.

 

Dot Girl Partners with Professional Leaders of Women and Girls Network

Dot Girl announces a new partnership with Professional Leaders of Women and Girls (PLWG) – a network of dedicated leaders working together to hone their skills and abilities for working with girls.

Founded by Kim Thomas, of Afro Puffs and Ponytails, the network is an online resource for business leaders to plan and execute programs that empower African American/black girls.  Business Partners support the network through promotion of activities for girls and leaders and social media outreach.

Dot Girl will be publishing articles on the PLWG website that educate girls about menstruation and offer suggestions on how leaders can integrate ‘period talk’ into programs.PLWG

 

Dot Girl Partners with Women’s Health Foundation

Dot Girl is excited to announce our new partnership with Women’s Health Foundation (WHF).  WHF is a nonprofit organization committed to improving women’s pelvic health and wellness.  A portion of the proceeds from all Dot Girl purchases will go to WHF’s research and development of evidence-based programming in schools and communities.

Jenifer Donatelli Ihm, WHF Outreach Educator and Program Developer, stated “I can’t think of a better way to help girls feel comfortable and prepared – even special – for that big day, their first period.  The Dot Girl First Period Kit is cool, cute, and educational.  I can’t wait to include it in my presentations to elementary and middle school girls.”. Dot Girl is honored to be part of WHF’s outreach in the community and to have their endorsement.

Potty Pledge by Women's Health FoundationDot Girl Products and Women’s Health Foundation are devoted to the pelvic health and wellness of all girls and women.  In support of that effort, Dot Girl will be including the WHF Potty Pledge postcard in our shipping boxes. The Potty Pledge is aimed at adolescent girls and lists proper bathroom habits. Tips listed on the book of the postcard include information on the proper way to wipe, how to position yourself on the toilet, tricks on completely emptying your bladder, the importance of drinking water, and how often to empty your bladder.

WHF will also soon be releasing a book for adolescent girls, Below Your Belt: How to Be Queen of Your Own Pelvic Region, building on the information they currently distribute through classes for adult women.  Dot Girl will be reviewing the book on this blog once it becomes generally available.

We urge you and your daughter to explore the Women’s Health Foundation website to find information, classes, and support for pelvic health and wellness.