My name is Kim and I’m a home-educating mother of two boys, one girl, two cats and a number of aloe vera plants; wife to a Kiwi, daughter to travelling parents, friend to a precious few, and lover of time alone too.
The words that I write at ritesforgirls.com arise from many years of research and working with young people. I have been a counsellor to distressed teenagers, carried out sex education in schools and youth groups, been a youth worker and assertiveness trainer, shamanic dance teacher, and business management consultant. Now I hold groups for girls as they come of age and support mothers of daughters. However, I am also an ordinary mother living in the Ashdown Forest, near to Forest Row in Sussex, England, who sometimes shouts at her kids, accidentally steps on the cat’s tail, and forgets to water the plants.