Years ago, I had a very traumatizing menarche. I have now decided to "reclaim" my menarche during the next few days when I start to bleed as a way to heal myself. I am going to do what I wish would have been done for me when I initially started to bleed including having a ceremony. I do not really have other women who will be participating in the ceremony with me but I think that hearing congratulatory remarks, guidance, stories, etc. from women would have been a big part of my ideal experience. This is where the awesome women of MDC come in! If you feel called to participate, you can reply to this thread with what you would say to a young girl crossing the threshold into womanhood during her Menarche Ceremony. I will have my husband print out the responses so I don't see them and I will read them for the first time during the ceremony I am having for myself. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this works. Thank so much in advance for participating! This is the first time in my life that I am truly excited to start bleeding. :D
Lots of Love to you all.