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Encouraging open and honest talk about periods

Meet the Facilitator: Emer

You've probably all heard about our betty buses, right? Our pink and yellow beauties are travelling around the country encouraging young boys and girls everywhere to be more open and honest about that time of the month. We thought you'd want to meet some of our fabulous betty ambassadors who are leading the way in encouraging those conversations.

This week we'd like to introduce you to Emer!

Emer trained at ALRA many moons ago and has since created several one woman shows; worked as a traditional storyteller, spinning tales of floating glass cities and seal women as well as creating the comedy characters Tabitha and Sharon. Emer played 20 characters in The Gin Chronicles at the Edinburgh festival last year and had minuscule parts in Absolutely Fabulous and My Family which was exciting.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

If you ever need anything, I will have it. True fact.

What is your favourite thing about the betty bus?

It’s got to be the slide! The children love it!

Why do you think the betty bus is so important?

It's great to be providing a fun and safe space for girls, and this is invaluable.

Your favourite moment of the tour so far?

It's lovely watching the facilitators who worked on betty’s spring outing doing their thing, pretty inspiring.

Tell us a period cringe (we’ve all got one, hey)

I have certainly resorted to loo roll as a sanitary pad replacement at the last minute.

Tell us your period craving?

Lots of food: sweets and hot carbohydrates.

Your favourite thing to do when you have your period is…

Let my loved one look after me, cosy up in bed and watch comedy programmes.