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Encouraging open and honest talk about periods

Meet the Facilitator: Lois

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 Lois!

Lois is a trained actor and a not so trained writer from North Wales. She spends a lot of her time at the cinema, petting random dogs, eating and wishing she could play numerous instruments.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

If there's a dance floor, I’m there. Basically I love a boogie.

What is your favourite thing about the betty bus?

The colours are fabulous, eye catching and different. Also the technology inside is so current; it’s great for kids and teenagers.

Why do you think the betty bus is so important?

When I first started my period I was so confused about everything and I was angry because I felt so naive. I’m glad we get the opportunity to inform young girls like this and give them a safe place like the betty bus where they can feel free to ask any questions.

Your favourite moment of the tour so far?

So far I’ve loved how interested all the girls have been. They actually want to listen, and of course they do! It’s something that’s happening or will happen to all of them. I enjoy all the different questions we get asked, it's always a great opportunity for a discussion with all the girls.

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

The surprise period is always embarrassing! You’re not prepared and the panic really kicks in.

Tell us your period craving?

Chocolate, ice cream, pizza , crips. Basically anything that’s bad for me! Luckily only for the first two days, after that I’m back to normal.

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

Lie either in bed or on the sofa watching films, sleeping and eating.