Saludos! I'm Caitlin
I'm a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Girls' Coming of Age Mentor, and Teens' Sex Educator.
I love to teach people of all ages and walks of life about their cycles so they can feel amazing confidence and freedom to become the expert of their own body!
When I was 25 years old I went through the most radical change of my entire life.
I had spent most of my life totally in the dark about my fertility and cycles. I was deathly afraid of an unplanned pregnancy. I hated my periods, and I felt ashamed and uncomfortable to be in a woman's body. I thought I would never feel confident in my own skin.
One day I stumbled upon a book at the thrift store that changed everything: Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler.
I was skeptical, thinking it was a book about the Rhythm Method. In fact, it was something totally different, called the Fertility Awareness Method.
I bought the book for 10 cents, brought it home, and started reading.
It blew my mind!
This practice revealed phenomenal details about my cycles that I never knew existed.
My charts showed me when I started and ended my fertile phase, when I ovulated, how long the current cycle would be, and even the exact day my period would start.
I had natural birth control at my fingertips that didn't create waste, didn't cost much (after I eventually took a class, plus the 10 cents for the book!), had no side effects, and allowed me to totally make peace with my periods, cycles, and my body.
My extreme anxiety and fear of an unintended pregnancy melted away.
Best of all, though, was the overwhelming sense of freedom, confidence, and joy I gained from understanding – for the first time ever – how my cycles and fertility actually worked. Through my
education in Fertility Awareness, I changed into an proud, powerful woman.
And I never feared a late period again.
I studied for 2 years with The Well School of Body Literacy, graduating in 2016 as a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator & Reproductive Health Educator. I'm recognized as a certified instructor by the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals.
Since the beginning of my teacher training I knew that I wanted to offer girls and teens their own course for understanding cycles. I completed my training as a girls' mentor with Journey of Young Women in 2016 and launched my girls' class series. I remain active in the JOYW community as an ongoing collaborator for Youth Cycle Literacy and Menstrual Wellness topics.
Teaching a girls' workshop in Cusco, Peru, with art therapist Nicole Gfeller
Teaching Fertility Awareness
Years in Practice: 3
Certificates: Certified Fertility Awareness Educator; Journey of Young Women Mentoring Girls Certificate
Fertility Awareness Method
Coming of Age education for adolescents
Menstrual cycle education
Natural birth control
Scope of Practice:
Teen cycles/sexuality/birth control
Adolescent education ages 10+
Birth control options
Birth control while breastfeeding
Menstrual care & wellness
Fun Facts About Me!
I was born and raised in a tiny little seaside nook in Mendocino County, California. Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian, an Egyptian princess, and an artist, and in my teens, I wanted to be a writer and linguist. I had images of joining the Peace Corps and working with women's health in some way. Fast forward 10 years and I discovered Fertility Awareness, which became my true calling! Other fun tidbits:
I worked as a professional birthday party princess for 7 years with my very own company
I'm a musical theater actress, aerial silks artist, and West African dancer/drummer
I speak Spanish and Italian, and I can sing in Gaelic and Swedish
My family and I run a pie booth every summer
My 5th cousin is Mark Twain
I used to cry whenever someone mentioned periods when I was an adolescent (look how far I've come!)