Herstory Unsanitized Presentations
Binge-watch Vikings, Turn, or Frontier, and you’ll see people being disemboweled, tortured, and decapitated – but you won’t see anything about menstruation, chamber pots, birth control, breastfeeding, or poopy babies. Those of us involved in women’s history are filled with gratitude for the ballots we cast, but how many of us know that many of our suffragette foremothers were force-fed rectally and vaginally as a means of humiliating and degrading them?
It’s 2020! Even though Alexa can tell you what time Taco Bell opens, and women won the vote 100 years ago, these “unsanitary” subjects still make people uncomfortable. Exploring the engrossing “taboo” topics omitted from history shows women and girls that we need to be reminded of how far we’ve come to see how far we still can go.
- The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife
- Suffragettes in Corselettes: the evolution of underwear & our 19th amendment
- For kids: The Not-So-Good Old Days: Childhood in Colonial New England
Green Witch Workshops
While natural remedies are extremely effective, there’s no reason to pay outrageous prices for them. Mugwort smudge sticks are $12 each? Herbal perfume for $28? Four ounces of Fire Cider for $24.99? No way! Learn how to make your own at a fraction of the price as you gain confidence to take charge of your own health.
- Adios, Coco Chanel! DIY Herbal Perfume
- Flower Essences 101
- Herbal Sleep Pillows
- Pendulum Power
- Mugwort Smudge Sticks
- DIY Herbal Hand Sanitizer
- There’s still thyme… (Herbalism Basics)
- Herbal Reed Diffusers
- Fire Cider