"Kate Shepherd Cohen is a pioneer of the menstrual movement
She is a revolutionary who has been chipping away at the systems that society has outgrown.
She refuses to accept the status quo, she challenges handed-down wisdom and she changes the game for the rest of us."
Annie Auerbach, Author of Flex (pub. Harper Collins)
I am a menstrual activist & writer, a daily menstrual cycle awareness practitioner, a menstrual cycle consultant, menstrual coach, menstrual mentor, menstrual educator, menstrual medicine woman, menstrual healer.
I am a Menstrualist.
With a recently acquired status of world-leading, award winning menstrual health pioneer (thanks to winning Innovator of the Year 2021 at the International Social Prescribing Awards for a world-first), I'm on a humble jet pack to roll out Menstrual Cycle Support to all GP surgeries in UK alongside our public institutions so we can help prevent and alleviate lifelong avoidable menstrual suffering.
Following a decade in the environmental movement as a writer, strategist and climate campaigner, and a lifetime of menstrual suffering, I have spent the last seven years as an independent scholar, researching the global menstrual movement from a sociological and historical perspective and, in 2017, completed an apprenticeship with world leaders in the field of Menstruality and pioneers of Menstrual Cycle Awareness, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo-Wurlizer. Determined to share what I have learned, I have now worked with countless individuals looking to explore their menstrual experience and eliminate their menstrual suffering.
I am a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research; of the Accelerating Innovation Programme at the National Academy of Social Prescribing; and of the College of Medicine and Integrated Health and have contributed to a number of publications on the menstrual cycle, including for The Financial Times, The Huffington Post and for Flex (published by Harper Collins).
My TEDx talk: Period Problems: Why There's Hope is available on TED.com.
Due to the nature of my work at the coal face of menstrual suffering, I receive regular formal supervision to ensure the effectiveness of my work and to practice self-reflection and self-care.
I believe in the centralisation of the menstrual cycle in education, at work and at home, and that we should measure the greatness of society by how little menstrual suffering exists.
My vision is a world free from avoidable menstrual suffering.
A world more habitable for all in which we would be in closer natural relationship with ourselves and the planet.
I believe that menstrualism is the most important movement of the 21st Century.
"A rapidly growing global human health & rights movement is eagerly awaiting your findings!"
Sally King, Founder and Research Director, Menstrual Matters