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. In 1995 DeAnna coined the term ‘INNER MAIDEN’ as a result of recognizing the deep need in all women for soothing, healing, and reclaiming the adolescent girl within, who may have never been welcomed into womanhood. In Israel/ Palestine, her country of origin, DeAnna helped Jewish and Palestinian women surpass political, religious, and cultural differences by deeply bonding as cycling women. Since founding ‘Red Moon’ in 1994, DeAnna has been teaching nationally and internationally, empowering women to reclaim menstruation as source of inner guidance and spiritual renewal; coaching Moms in welcoming their coming-of-age daughters into womanhood with ease and comfort, and training women to hold Red Tents in their communities. DeAnna is author of Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood and creator of The M.A.D.E.N. Acts - 5 Steps To Making Coming Of Age easier, And Womanhood Richer!