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Encouraging open and honest talk about periods

Meet the Facilitator: Siobhan

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 the lovely Siobhan.

She's an actor, singer, drama teacher and life coach (specialising in children and young adults) from Glasgow in Bonnie Scotland. Siobhan has a great passion for helping young people realise their limitless potential. 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I’ve walked on hot coals.

What is your favourite thing about the betty bus?

That it’s a fun, colourful safe space, I also love the bean bags because that’s where we chill out with the girls and get a chance to answer all their questions.

Why do you think the betty bus is so important?

Because we normalise discussing periods openly and unapologetically and teach young women to be proud of their bodies and to feel comfortable.

Your favourite moment of the tour so far?

Reading back comments from some of the students, thanking us for making them feel safe and comfortable and telling us they now feel ok about their period starting.

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

When I hadn’t realised I had leaked through to my lightly coloured trousers, whilst at a very busy drama workshop! Noticed when I got home - cringe!

Tell us your period craving?

Cake!!

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

I love to snuggle up with a good movie and my hot water bottle.