In this episode of the Bravehearts Rising Podcast I’m talking to the delightful Lottie Randomly. She is a menstrual health activist and educator who is passionate about bringing gender inclusivity into the menstrual movement. Lottie infuses all her work with folk magick and also has a background in social justice approaches to mental health and resilience.
Together we dive deep into conversation about all things menstrual. Lottie talks about cycle magick and connecting with the menstrual cycle as a guide. We also explore mental health and the need to take a more structural approach to wellbeing before finally talking about grief and transformation.
- Taking a structural approach to mental health i.e. individuals can only do so much, we need new systems to support our wellbeing [14:14]
- Reframing activism as a form of self care [20:10]
- Centering the feminine in the world of menstruation [24:00]
- Cycle magick and your cycle as a teacher[30:00]
- Getting started with working with your cycle [39:00]
- Death – the big elephant in the room [46:10]
- The Wise Wound by Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove
- The Red School founded by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
- Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
- Bleeding Thunder – A Zine exploring gender queer menstruation
About Lottie Randomly
Lottie Randomly has been a menstrual health activist and educator for nearly a decade. She started the Instagram platform Know Your Cycle, as a means to cast a queer, anti-oppressive lens on the ‘menstrual movement’ and bring gender inclusivity to menstrual health.
She is a facilitator, educator, trainer and coach with a background in social justice centred approaches to mental health and resilience building, having worked in voluntary sector youth mental health services for over 13 years. She is also co-conspirator of Generation Snowstorm, a summer school for 16 – 25 year olds exploring the possibility of activism as a form of radical self and collective care.
Lottie describes herself as a walker-between-the-worlds and infuses all her work with her love of folk magick and western mysticism. She views cycle work not only as a magickal practice, but as an act of embodied resistance, which can create personal and collective resilience for these challenging times.
About Your Host – Lisa Pascoe
I’m Lisa and I’m an Intuitive Life Coach. I am on a mission to help sensitive souls like you to tap into your inner guidance, and be gentle with yourself as you navigate the world and your purpose. I do this through 1:1 coaching, soul-nourishing circles and events.