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Conversations in Our Bodies

  • New Women Space 188 Woodpoint Rd Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States (map)

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In this class, we'll explore the menstrual cycle as a vital sign indicating the health of the body and menstruators as a canary in a coal mine for the health of our communities. This will include: the mechanics of menstruation, fertility awareness, chest awareness, HPV, and hormonal health as tools to be more body literate. We will also discuss how to make informed decisions about health care and contraception. We focus on practical accessible information.

All people are welcome to attend this workshop whether they are menstruators or not. Body literacy is a right. Note: this class will be filmed for a documentary, and you can opt to not be filmed. Please email thefifthvitalsign@gmail.com with any questions.

New Women Space Accesibility Notes:

Making spaces accessible to all bodies and abilities is an act of love and justice. We strive to make NWS as intimately accessible as possible by practicing this awareness daily and by openly inviting our community members to join us in this practice. Please consult a NWS staff member or email us at thefifthvitalsign@gmail.com if you have special access notes that may not be listed below:

NWS’ ground floor is wheelchair accessible, the basement is not

The basement level is accessible via stairway (13 steps). There is railing on both sides leading to the basement level

Elevator access in the building is only accessible for loading equipment, not suitable for wheelchair accessibility

Gender neutral single person restrooms are located on both floors. Both restrooms do not have access railings. Both restrooms have space for walkers and wheelchairs.

NWS is not a fragrance/scent-free zone, however we encourage every organizer to be mindful of chemical reactions and ask all attendees to not wear fragrances or produce any scents on site such as incense, essential oils, scented candles.

NWS has seating for up to 50 individuals. 40 of the 50 seats are stools with no back. 10 seats are available with backs in addition to three lounge seats with backs.

Emergency Exits are located behind the stairway on the basement floor and two exits at the front and back of the ground floor space.

Please note that the back exit to the patio has a 5 inch step and does not have a ramp for wheelchair accessibility.

Earlier Event: October 4
The Fifth Vital Sign Fall Workshop NYC