Peggy meets the Fresh Gs Young Women’s Group

In November last year, Colette ran a very special session with the Fresh Gs Group at the Young People’s Centre on Ship Street in Brighton. We invited Peggy, our 84 year old doodler in to talk to the young women. Normally we only have about 5 or 6 attendees but this time 13 of them trooped in the door, all eager to meet Peggy and ask her all about why she doodled her down there. It was incredible to witness this open and honest exchange as Peggy shared her experiences, thoughts and wisdom on body image, sex, genital awareness, menstruation and love. My favourite quote was “Cherish yourself above all young ladies. Be your own best friend and love yourself always”.  The girls coloured in her doodle and presented them all uniquely coloured in at the end of the session. The next day I received a phone call from Peggy to say how delighted she was to have met such knowledgable and interesting young women. When she got home that evening, she had hung all the doodles up on her wall and danced around her living room in celebration!

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