Angela Fraser has over 20 years experience as an Occupational Therapist with clinical work across a range of environments from Paediatric, Vocational Rehabilitation to Specialist Palliative Care. Her diverse expertise working in the both the public and private sector from employment to managing director of her company, alongside her passion for women’s health, drives her vision of expanding the reaches of the Positive Menstrual Culture throughout Aotearoa. Angela is also a published author of children’s fiction promoting the importance of positive menarche (first period) experiences for girls.
Having trained under the thought leaders in the world in Menstrual Education, Jane Bennett, (A Celebration Day for Girls); and Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo-Wurlitzer, (Red School Online), since 2015, Angela has developed the delivery and expansion of the Programmes ‘A Celebration Day for Girls’ and ‘Fathers Celebrating Daughters’, in Aotearoa. She coordinates and presents the training of New Zealand Facilitators that equips trainees to provide these programmes nationwide.
Angela co-founded, and is Chairperson of the Trust Board of Chalice Foundation New Zealand, a Registered Charitable Trust devoted to providing; Inclusive and accessible menstrual education, Professional development for menstrual educators, and, Promotion of resources, events and research, around concepts of menstrual cycle awareness, menstrual wellbeing, body literacy and positive menstrual educationacross communities.