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Period Queen

BY LUCY PEACH

*Event Update*

Due to the latest Government advice, this event has been cancelled.

Refunds will be processed for all ticket holders shortly – no need to contact us.

Due to the volume of ticket holders, refunds may take up to 20 days, so please bear with us.

Join author, musician, podcast presenter and period preacher Lucy Peach and harness the power of your cycle. Hosted by Kate Baggerson, Lucy will take a dive into the pages of her recently published book titled Period Queen. Followed by a soothing serenade of songs from her 2020 ep Blood Magic.

As young girls, most of us were given the talk about how to manage our periods. It’s the beginning of a tedious bloody grind, one of the last great taboos. But the truth is, the menstrual cycle has benefits – big, fantastic, daily, monthly, even lifelong, benefits.

Every month, you have four hormonal phases that keep coming around. Each phase bears its own gifts and ways of making us feel: a time to dream, a time to do, a time to give and a time to take. Once you know what these phases are, you can predict them, plan for them and use them over and over again. In fact, harnessing your period superpowers will make you unstoppable (until you choose to stop, that is).

Period Queen, a practical and humorous guide that takes the worst thing about being a woman and turns it into the best thing. Author and period preacher Lucy Peach urges us to stop treating periods like nature’s consolation prize for being a woman, banishing the notion that hormones reduce us to being random emotional rollercoasters. Become an expert in recognising what you need at different times of the month and learn how every cycle gives you a chance to cultivate the most important relationship of your life: the one with your precious self. It’s pretty bloody amazing.

Period Queen, by Lucy Peach on Wed 4 Aug, 6.30pm will be Auslan Interpreted.

Presented by HOTA in Partnership with Byron Writers Festival

‘This will start a revolution for women. Never have I read anything like this. It left me feeling like I’d been whispered some ancient knowledge by a long-dead matriarch and that I’ve been giggling with a best friend all at the same time.’ Constance Hall

Lucy Peach

Lucy Peach is a period preacher, folk singer and theatre performer who has worked as a human biology teacher and sexual health educator. She has a bachelor of science in human biology and biomedicine with honours in medicine, and a graduate diploma of education in human biology. Lucy currently performs her shows My Greatest Period Ever (for 14+) and How to Period Like a Unicorn (all ages) around Australia and the UK.

Kate Baggerson

Kate Baggerson (nee McDonald) is the Co-Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Everybody Now, a community-engaged performance company based on the Gold Coast who work nationally creating participatory experiences that generate joy.

Kate has guided the company through a highly successful period since the company was founded in 2015, reaching over 40,000 people in 121 communities across five states of Australia between the ages of 3-100 years young.

She has a background in Festival Management and as a Creative Producer of large-scale, community cultural development projects and multi-art events. She has worked across Australia for leading arts organisations such as MONA FOMA, Salamanca Arts Centre, the Woodford Folk Festival, HOTA Home of the Arts and the Gold Coast’s Bleach* Festival.

Kate has a passion for site-specific works, community storytelling and creating participatory art where audiences are co-creators of their creative experience.

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Acknowledgments

Period Queen is presented by HOTA in Partnership with Byron Writers Festival.

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