What kind of woman do you want to be?
This is one of the many questions that inspired this project.
“There is power in our cycle, strength in our hormones and wisdom in our bodies.”
My name is Lauren Suzanne. I am an artist, writer and seeker of everything and anything that can add depth, meaning and creativity to my life.
Since I was a young girl, my period has been a huge monthly hurdle. A crisis, and sometimes, a debilitating part of my existence. For one full week out of the month, if I was lucky, I was playful, creative and comfortable in my skin. As for the rest of the month, it was a different story. Eggs drop, the “PMS crazies” start creepin’; mood swings, self-loathing, snapping, bitching, and biting the heads off of the innocent. Period week was simply paralysis and over-indulgence of the cheesiest, greasiest and sweetest everything. The week that followed was primarily devoted to damage control for all of the ridiculous things I had said and done, although, I’m always certain I shouldn’t be held accountable for any of it. My period was controlling my relationships, my self esteem, my life! I couldn’t help but wonder if it was supposed to be this way?
How can I live my life with intent and consciously experience not only my cycle but everything about being a woman?
I buried myself in books, magazines and websites; researching herbs, food as medicine, the divine feminine, yoga and the chakra system, shadow-work, and everything else I could get my hands on. Suddenly, doors started opening in the most unexpected places. I found myself fascinated by the mystical essence of femininity. By simply taking responsibility for my body and everything I put in it, my life could be transformed.
What can we do to harness this energy on a regular basis, to connect with these natural rhythms and laugh at ourselves as often as possible?
As an artist I live to express all of my details through various mediums. This blog is another form of expression as I learn to care for myself, the people I love and the world around me; passionately, un-apologetically, with fierce, feminine grace.
I am compelled to share this journey.