deannaTune in to Holy Hormones Honey! with Leslie Botha for her New Episode “DeAnna L’am: Red Tents in Every Neighborhood World Summit” on the Voiceamerica Health and Wellness Channel airs Thursday January 9th 9am Pacific Time.

How would the world be different if girls growing up today had a Red Tent to go to in their own neighborhood?

Judith Duerk first asked in 1989: “How might your life have been different if there had been a place for you to be, a place of women, where you were nurtured as you sought to become yourself?”

DeAnna L’am has gathered 30 women from around the world to participate in the first-ever Red Tent Summit.

Why is the Red Tent such a phenomenon?

It seems that women around the world are touched to their core by this story of the biblical Hebrew tribe of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, told through the lens and voice of its women.

At the center of these women’s experience is the ‘Red Tent’: a sacred space where women gathered to rest, renew, and share their stories.

The Red Tent is now a global movement inspiring women to honor and celebrate each others stories and achievements.

DeAnna will share her inspirational wisdom on the revival of the Red Tent tradition for women of all ages.

Guest Bio: DeAnna L’am

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.


About Leslie Carol Botha

Leslie Carol Botha is host of Holy Hormones Honey! on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.  Botha is also a Women’s Health Educator and Internationally Recognized Expert on Women’s Hormones and Behaviors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle, the first in a menstrual health education series that provides women with the education they never received about how their hormone cycle affects not only their minds, and moods, but their personal and professional relationships and their overall health and happiness.

Botha is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. In 2006, Botha received the Edward R. Dewey Award for her pioneering research on how women’s hormonal fluctuations affect their behaviors. The award was bequeathed by the Foundation for the Study of Cycles.

Her research is also featured in The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”

Botha has been a radio broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Her message is loud and clear: it is time for women to reclaim their health, and her passion and drive is to provide information to assist women in making informed choices about their health and well-being.