Monthly Archives: August 2014

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