With Brimstones And Rainbows, Ololade Akintoye Is Educating On The Dangers Of Obstetric Fistula
An Interview and Article by Sola Abe 5 min read Ruby only started menstruating yesterday and today, she is married off to a man old...
A Comprehensive Guide To Puberty and Periods For Tweens and Teen Girls
Monthly Flower" is an enlightening and empowering book by Ololade Akintoye, that serves as an invaluable guide for young girls embarking on the transformative journey of puberty and periods.
In this comprehensive book, tweens and teens are introduced to the intricacies of puberty and a deeper knowledge of menstruation, with essential tips from preparing for their first period to subsequent period management and handling every emotion in between.
With sensitivity and clarity, "Monthly Flower" debunks myths and addresses crucial topics such as personal and menstrual hygiene, creating healthy boundaries, tracking menstrual cycles, utilising suitable menstrual products, combating period stigma, and promoting body positivity. It illuminates the connection between periods and hormones, with key learnings on PMS and managing menstrual symptoms.
Engaging and interactive, "Monthly Flower" features brain teasers, affirmations, word search puzzles, and journaling prompts, ensuring an immersive reading experience. It also provides practical resources such as a period tracker calendar and step-by-step DIY instructions for making reusable pads, thus encouraging an eco-friendly approach and empowering readers to take control of their own well-being.
With its depth and breadth, Monthly Flower not only serves as the perfect guide for girls on this ride through puberty but it also offers key insights to parents and policymakers on how to empower, support, nurture and equip girls with the knowledge and tools needed to embrace this journey with dignity and confidence.
A Poetry Collection
This narrative free-verse collection accentuates, through a personalised view, the different turns and twists of a woman's life as she emerges into all that she is meant to be.
Emerging is an ode to every woman, letting her know that like the butterfly, she has the transformational magic (the will and strength) within her, to emerge from the cocoon of the darkest seasons of her life and become all she is truly meant to be.
It's a reminder to press through and learn to find beauty even in broken places.
Memoirs Of A Child Bride
In this intriguing realistic fiction, Ruby, an orphaned child bride who suffered from Obstetric Fistula, a debilitating childbirth complication became stigmatized and ostracized from her community.
Having lost everything in the village of Ojiji, Ruby set out to the city of Eko on a path to healing and recovery and a chance of finding what lies on the other side of the rainbow.