A pioneer in Menstrual Empowerment, DeAnna L’am is a recognized world expert in helping women and girls make coming-of-age easier, and womanhood richer. Like many women, DeAnna struggled with PMS and for many years viewed her period as a bother and a nuisance. In 1992 she began a personal journey toward embracing her monthly cycle, which led her to “reverse the curse!” Having already been a trained coach and facilitator at the time, she called her first Menstrual Empowerment circle in 1994. The response was overwhelming, and the journey embarked upon — profound. DeAnna empowers women to reclaim menstruation as source of inner guidance and spiritual renewal; coaching Moms in the art of welcoming their daughters into empowered womanhood, and training women to hold Red Tents in their communities. DeAnna is author of Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood and A Diva’s Guide To Getting Your Period.