UO Happenings: New Moon Rising Event Recap

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Last Sunday, in honor of the new moon, we hosted a special evening on women's empowerment and health education with Lauren Zielinski SNM, RN, BSN, Anna Miller sWHNP, RN, BSN, and Brennan of Offerings Apothecary among a handful of vendors including CRAFT Austin, Texas Association of Sexual Assault, Sound Sight Tarot, Lea Smith Designs, One Stop Pussy Shop, Chantel Quick - Information on Sex Magic & Moon Cycle Mastery Courses, Intuitive Life Coaching with Clementine, Henna by Vivi Monpetit and Auricular Acupuncture with Roots to Wings. JuiceLand also provided us with Strawberry Limeade and Kale Cucumber juice for delicious Tito's Vodka cocktails. 

The event kicked off at 6:30pm, allowing guests to shop, drink, chat and DIY. At 7:30pm, Lauren Zielinski gave an overview of female anatomy, hormones and menstrual cycle. Anna Miller followed after, opening with a soothing meditation before going in to a review of natural fertility tracking and birth control methods. Women in the audience seemed very interested in learning more about the IUD and its pros and cons. 

Lastly, we had Brennan Courtney of Offerings Apothecary discuss a number of herbal remedies for the reproductive system. Attendees even recieved a hand-made sine from Brennan with various recipes, tips and drawings. 

Special thanks to all of the women (and few dudes!) who came out to support!