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    Lee Wolber, a remarkable author and artist, is one of those individuals. Despite his artistic achievements and newfound success as an author, Lee remains grounded and true to Lee Wolber's journey from a passionate artist in Pittsburgh to a celebrated author in Texas exemplifies


    Mayra Azanza is a News Broadcast Producer, Sculptor, Children's books author & illustrator.


    Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, FACOG, ACC Ob/Gyn, Public Health Professional and a Life Coach Bria Gadsden, MS Public Health Professional and Community Health Educator Why did you co-write the book Mya Learns About Menstruation? There are many myths surrounding menstruation. The myths became reality to us as we continue to provide community education to the communities in Boston, Washington DC, and glob ally. There are people who think talking about menstruation equates to asking people who menstruate to become sexually active. How is this book different from other books about menstruation? It is different because it was written by us, who have experience with menstruation (smiling). Bria and I are very unique because we are passionate about empowering black and brown youths during an important time in their lives, menstruation! This book is different because our community motivated us to write it. They wanted to hear more about menstruation and to have a simple tool to provide answers for those uncomfortable talking about menstruation. Who is the target audience for the book? The book is for those who appreciate the work we do in our organization: Love Your Menses. It’s for the black and brown youth who want to see representation in the STEM society. It’s for the allies who want to see more black and brown youth succeed. Our view is for America to continue to be great, we need everyone to succeed regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Why did you choose the Q & A style? As a Life Coach, we have been trained to stimulate change through Q & A. We borrowed that principle and have found it to be powerful. It forces people to think as they go along. It allows the youth reading it not to feel alone and understand that asking questions is normal. There is nothing to be ashamed of. What responses have you received about the book from readers? We have received BOTH good and recently bad responses. For those who need it the most, they think the book should be banned. They believe we are influencing the way people think. What is the story behind co-founding the organization Love Your Menses? Bria and I have different reasons for starting the organization. Bria has a personal history in which she publicly speaks about. Her history of dysmenorrhea (painful periods) and not “loving her menses.” She has learned to love it in spite of the pain she goes through. For me, I understood Bria’s vision from a patient’s perspective. I also understand it as a physician. I saw Love Your Menses as an empowerment tool for black and brown youth. A tool that could help to shape their lives as they progress into “adulthood.” I see it as a contribution to society! We see it as a movement: Loving your menses is a tool for loving yourself. To flow through life unapologetically! What is the problem you identified? The problem is people are not understanding our work and politicizing it. We are not a political group but an educational platform that wants to promote menstrual equity in the United States and worldwide. Although menstruation is something people have experienced for thousands of years, it is still viewed as taboo. This negatively impacts an adolescent first period experience: they sometimes feel ashamed and uninformed. There is nothing political about menstrual health education. Menstruation is a natural bodily process that many people experience, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, geographic location, disability, or sexual orientation. What is the solution you offer to the problem? The problem: Menstrual Inequity, Social injustice, Lack of health education Solution: Menstrual equity, empowerment, sisterhood, and leadership development to create empowered individuals who will become change agents in their communities. How can people support your effort? Purchase “Mya Learns About Menstruation” on Amazon Download our period mobile app, Our Flow On Apple Store or Google Store. Visit our website Read our blog, “The Fifth by Love Your Menses” Make a financial contribution Volunteer with us Follow/Like us on social media and share with your friends


    She is a writer, author, a copywriter, lecturer, coach, startup mentor, and a mother of two daughters


    wife, mom of two young children, licensed psychotherapist, mental health writer, and children’s book author


    Katey Howes is an award-winning picture book author. Have you always wanted to be an author? cream scooper, camp counselor, security guard, physical therapist, case manager, and now, of course, author


    Samantha Berger is the award-winning author of over 85 books for young readers, including Crankenstein


    Jayneen Sanders is an experienced author, publisher, elementary school teacher, mother of three and an She is also the lead author of Engage Literacy published by Capstone Classroom, and has had published


    We are excited and proud to feature this month’s author, Diane Alber.


    Dee Leone is the author of Bizz & Buzz Make Honey Buns (Penguin), Dough Knights and Dragons (Sterling In addition, she taught at the elementary level, is a member of SCBWI, and has taken part in author events The author’s profits from Bizz & Buzz Make Honey Buns were donated to charity. Medieval Times at several libraries, and a dragon cake created for one of Dee’s bookstore events was featured


    Writer and illustrator Mark Pett is the “authorstrator” of I’m Not Millie!, This Is My Book! You can learn more about Mark’s work: What made you write the story The


    Patrice Karst is the author of the bestselling, contemporary classic children’s and adults’ book The

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