• Emma Belle

It's a girl thing, Period, UAE Virtual event

This month I will be hosting the Infertility Session for this event. It will be a panel discussion and we will be discussing everything from - Why we need to think about our fertility health, long before we are considering if we want to pursue parent hood. Fertility health checks should be as normal and routined as going to the dentist for a check up. A panel of leading voices for fertility and infertility awareness will come together and discuss from professional and lived experiences. We will discuss everything from the tests we should all be having prior to family planning, assisted reproductive treatments and different paths to building your family from medicated cycles, IUI, IVF, Donor conception and adoption and the loss that is so often experienced on this journey.

TishTash, the award-winning, UAE agency leaders in female focused brand PR and communications will host “It’s a Girl Thing. Period” on Tuesday June 29th, in a first of its kind, one day virtual event designed to tackle the taboo issues of menstrual and feminine health for women of every age and stage of life.

Periods can make people feel uncomfortable – but talking about them shouldn’t be. The average woman menstruates for 3,000 days during her lifetime - the equivalent of 8.2 years. There’s no denying that menstruation is a big part of life and it’s essential that society makes that ‘time of the month’ and everything that goes with it a more manageable, open, and shame-free process.

“It’s time to start talking about periods and women’s menstrual health”, – says Natasha Hatherall Shawe, Founder and CEO of TishTash. “We are female-owned, and an unapologetically female focused agency – Menstrual health affects 50% of the world’s population, 100% of my staff and management, and the daily lives and wellbeing of those women and girls. We need to end any shame and stigma traditionally associated with periods and gynecological health. From teenagers through to menopause, to treatments and wellness solutions, from discussions around period poverty to eco-friendly products, pregnancy and birth and infertility – these sessions have been designed to bring women together to raise awareness with openness, honesty, and a dash of humour. We need to make these issues a mainstream topic, and let fellow females know that we are in this together “.

Featuring a back-to-back schedule of interactive sessions from 9am through to 8.30pm and with the support of event sponsors The Body Shop, Nabta Health and SEVA, the day will focus on all aspects of menstrual, womb and vaginal health issues, to help females of any age - with expert input and discussions including;

  • Yoga – To balance hormones and reduce PMS. Yoga provides a perfect exercise for menstrual health management, relieving stress and increasing general wellbeing.

  • The environment – Eco-friendly sanitary products are on the rise an introduction to safe and new options.

  • Perimenopause – What is it and who it affects. How can we manage something that can affect us for up to a decade before our periods actually stop? Ann Marie McQueen, founder of the Hot Flash Inc Platform, facilitates this session.

  • Period poverty - A global issue, with millions of females living without easy access to sanitary products and education around feminine health, we’ll discuss the issue and what we can do to help. TV Presenter and Broadcaster Katie Fielder moderates this session.

  • Nutrition – How we feed our body during our period can affect our cycle and our overall health both physically and mentally. Our experts provide key insights and tips into how to feed your body during menstruation and how to support with regulating hormones.

  • Fertility and infertility – What to look out for, and how we can work with nature and our own body clocks when it’s time to plan a family. Moderated by infertility advocate Emma Belle.

  • Womb healing meditation – The practice of connecting with the feminine magic of the womb led by Eva Louise Williams from SEVA Experience.

  • Expert Q&A with Obs/Gynae – get your questions answered by a leading regional gynecologist.

Held virtually on June 29th, “It’s a Girl Thing. Period” is free to attend and open to everyone and participants can dip in and out of the daily sessions as they wish and can register via this link:

Founded in 2012, TishTash is a specialist beauty, health and wellness PR and marketing agency in the GCC and the agency showcases an extensive portfolio of international and regional brands across an array of industries. Visit or @TishTashTalks on Instagram for more information.

About TishTash Marketing & Public Relations:

TishTash: Talking beauty brilliantly since 2012. TishTash is a female owned and operated boutique beauty and wellness communications agency who use their beauty know how and passion for the latest trends to create campaigns that get brands noticed. TishTash like to talk. They know the power of a brilliant story and its importance in building a brand. Always with a personal touch, TishTash pride themselves on creative, playful, quality work that delivers awareness, consumer demand and importantly return on investment. The agency purposefully remains small in size, working selectively with the best and the brightest emerging and established brands in the industry across the GCC region. TishTash know the storylines that connect with client audiences – because they are the target audience. With a team of fierce females, they get it – from millennials to mums to menopausals, they understand what resonates, empowers and spurs them to take action. The agency is currently talking brilliantly for ASICS, The Body Shop, Bath & Body Works, Rodial, Filorga, NuFace, Sukin, Skin Republic, Medcare, PMD Beauty, This Works and FACES Middle East to name just a few. Learn more at and keep up with their journey on Instagram (@TishTashTalks) and Facebook (

For media enquiries please contact:

Natasha Hatherall

TishTash Marketing and Public Relations

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