Melissa Juratowitch


Hot summer reads from well-loved and upcoming authors. Perfect for a day at the beach or curled up on the couch!

The Lost Daughter – Elena Ferrante
Harper Collins AU

Published by Elena Ferrante in 2015 and translated by Ann Goldstein, this novel is about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Ferrante is the best-selling author of the Neapolitan novels including My Brilliant Friend.

The novel has recently been made into a film adaption by Maggie Gyllenhaal starring Olivia Coleman and Dakota Johnson. Add it to your list and then watch the film on Netflix!


Animal – Lisa Taddeo
Bloomsbury AU

Lisa Taddeo, author of bestselling non-fiction work Three Women has just published her first work of fiction. For fans of her previous work, Animal will surely not disappoint.

A novel about ‘women surviving men’, protagonist Joan is a much-needed anti-heroine for the #MeToo era whose mysterious life and musings will have you hooked.


Love and Virtue – Diana Reid

Ultimo Press
A stunning timely debut from Diana Reid, Love and Virtue tackles issues and ideas of sexuality, consent, feminism, philosophy and friendship.

Set on campus at a prestigious university college in Sydney this novel delves into the difficulties we all face as we come of age. Hard to put down, and one that will stay with you long after the final page.


The Younger Wife – Sally Hepworth
Pan Macmillan AU

Sally Hepworth’s signature interrogatory blend of the complexity of family, relationships and identity brings yet another exhilarating read in The Younger Wife.

Sisters Tully and Rachel are incensed when they find their still-married-to-their-mother dad has a new girlfriend. His new half-his-age girlfriend Heather struggles to win the girls over while hiding the secrets of her past. But, before long it is revealed that her soon-to-be stepdaughters have some secrets of their own.


Love Stories – Trent Dalton

Harper Collins
Much loved Australian author Trent Dalton set out through Australian cities and asked passers-by a question: ‘can you tell me a love story?’

A compilation of stories from individuals from all ages and walks of life detailing first love, heartbreak, divorce, betrayal and jealousy, and happy ever afters.

Sure to warm your heart, or bring a tear to your eye these short stories make for a perfect summer read.


After Story – Larissa Behrendt

Written by legal academic, writer, filmmaker Indigenous rights advocate and Eualeyai/Kamilaroi woman, Larissa Behrendt.

‘After Story’ explores relationships, culture and trauma in a story about a mother and daughter attempting to heal from the grief over the disappearance of their daughter/sister 25 years earlier.

The novel grants vicarious travel as the pair travel to London and a balm for the longing to heal broken relationships.


Detransition Baby – Torrey Peters
Allen & Unwin Australia

An extremely clever new novel from Torrey Peters focused on the suddenly intertwined lives of three women – transgender and cisgender – after a shock pregnancy sparks an interrogation into their feelings and aspirations toward motherhood, gender and sex.


The Things We See in The Light – Amal Awad
Pantera Press

 Journalist, screenwriter, performer and author Amal Awad delights with a stunning new novel.

The Things We See in the Light follows Sahar as she secretly departs her newlywed life in Jordan, back to her home in Sydney. Reunited with her childhood friends, Sahar faces new challenges as she attempts to start afresh, and her past comes back to haunt her.


Growing up in Australia
Black Books Inc.

 This stunning new anthology from Black Books Inc. features pieces from other collections including Growing Up Asian, Growing Up Aboriginal, Growing Up African, Growing Up Queer, and Growing Up Disabled in Australia.

A perfect read for adolescent and adult readers, this compilation showcases the diversity of Australia in insightful and touching ways. A must.


One Hundred Days – Alice Pung
Black Books Inc.

Award-winning Melburnian author Alice Pung presents a breathtaking novel about mothers and daughters, control and love.

16-year-old Karuna falls pregnant, not intentionally but not entirely by mistake. Her mother, overprotective and furious confines her to their commission flat to keep her out of trouble. As Karuna’s due date looms, questions of responsibility and identity fester between them.


A state-by-state guide of the best viewing spots for families to watch the fireworks on NYE. 


Recommended that you arrive early to nab a good spot, the Melbourne city fireworks display is best visible from free viewing locations at the St Kilda Foreshore, Williamstown Beach, Birrargung Marr, or the banks of the Yarra River.  There will be two shows, one at 9.30 pm and one at midnight.

If you’re after more up-close action, fireworks will also be visible from four ticketed celebration zones in the city. There will also be a drone show in Docklands, only visible from the Docklands celebration zone and other venues in Docklands (most of which require bookings). Find out more here.


Free viewing locations for the Sydney fireworks include Barangaroo Reserve, Bicentennial Park in Glebe, and Pirrama Park in Pyrmont. Displays will take place at 9 pm and midnight. Livestream of the event will be shown on ABC iView and available to listen to on KIIS FM 1065.


The ACT is excited to announce the first major event since lockdown, fireworks at Lake Burley Griffin. Entertainment will begin at 6 pm through until 9 pm and fireworks displays at 9 pm and midnight. Fireworks are being launched from three locations across Lake Burley Griffin, offering the ability to view from various vantage points across the city. Find the map of viewing locations here. 


Victor Harbour is hosting a family-friendly event dubbed the ‘biggest night of the year’! Kicking off from 7.30 pm the event will involve shows, carnival rides, mini-golf and a live band. The early fireworks show begins at 9.45 pm and is followed by the midnight spectacular to bring in the new year.


Across the city, free roving street entertainment will begin from 4.30 pm across locations including Forrest Place, Yagan Square and along William Street. This family-friendly event offers circus performers, children’s workshops, installations and of course fireworks.

The kid-friendly fireworks display will take place from 9 pm, with the best free vantage points including Perth Cultural Centre, Yagan Square, and William Street (between Francis and Roe Street).  


A ticketed event is taking place on the Darwin Waterfront with live music acts, food trucks, and a bar. There will be two fireworks displays – one at 9:00 pm and one at midnight. Kid-friendly entertainment includes shows from Bluey and a performance from Paw Patrol. Tickets are available here.


There has been no confirmation of a fireworks display in Hobart as yet. However, the main vantage points from 2020 are likely to apply should a show go ahead this year. These include Hobart Waterfront, Mount Wellington, Mount Nelson Reserve and Lookout, Sandy Park and Clarence.

An age group breakdown of the best gift ideas for the much-loved little ones in your life. 

0-1 years:

Welcome, Child! by Sally Morgan ($12.99)

A beautiful board book by acclaimed Australian author, Sally Morgan. A celebration of the love felt for a newborn child.

Knitted Rainbow Blanket ($79.00)

Knitted rainbow blanket hanging over bassinet

100% organic knitted cotton, this stylish rainbow blanket makes a gorgeous gift for new bubs.

Personalised First Christmas Book ($49.99)

A personalised picture book that counts down to Christmas day. Choose your cover colour, write an inscription, select their illustrated character.

Peter Alexander Baby Poly Set ($49.99)

An adorable luxe silky feel satin set for the festive season in either red or green.

Anita the Bananita Teething Toy ($29.99)

Baby with teething toy shaped like a banana

Designed with an ergonomic shape to hold and chew easily, this cute teether toy has a range of textures for little ones to soothe teething gums.

Sophie the Sheep Rattle ($20.00)

Soft baby rattle that unlike squeak toys does not require any strength to make a sound.

The Gro-To Set ($83.00)

Baby-friendly bath gel, body lotion, and magical body oil in an adorable travel bag.

2-4 years

Reusable Colour in Place Mat ($29.95)

Reusable colour in placematLayout the silicone mat, colour it in and then wipe it down for the next use!

Sand Play Set ($39.99)

Sand play set

Build sandcastles, or dig for buried treasure – this set comes with a shovel, bucket, rake and a sandcastle mould.

Dinosaur String Lights ($29.99)

Light up a dinosaur-lovers room!

Bath Crayons ($21.99)

Add creativity and fun to bath time. Made with 100% natural food-grade ingredients and non-toxic colourants for easy cleaning.

Wooden Bistro Tea-set ($40.00)

Reusable colour

A 21-piece tea set with teapot, trays, cups, tea bags, and spoons.

Bluey: Christmas Swim ($16.99)

A perfect Christmas gift. Join Bluey, his family and his new toy on a gorgeous day around the pool.

Dino Swim Vest 2-3 years ($64.99)

A great gift idea for little ones as they enjoy summer in the sun!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Double-Sided Puzzle ($29.99)

A beautiful puzzle that helps teach children colours and shapes over its 2-sides. One side features a beautiful rainbow, and the other introduces eight different shapes.

5-8 years

Inflatable Shark Sprinkler ($39.99)

Simply connect your garden hose to the adaptor and set the kids up for an afternoon of fun under the sprinkler. Additionally, the sprinkler can float in the pool as a water fountain.

3D Lunar LED Nightlight ($39.99)

An accurate model of the moon nightlight with stand. Perfect for the space obsessed.

Sweet Christmas Bath Set ($15.50)

A cute gift including a butter bear bath bomb & mini snow fairy bubble bar.

Popem Poppit Poppies ($7.65 each)

Available in a dinosaur or unicorn design, these fidget toys are sure to be a hit.

Backyard Tennis Set ($12.00)

Can’t beat a classic. A sure-fire hit for Christmas day with kids and adults alike.

Unicorn Jewellery Set ($34.95)

This cute set includes: bracelet, necklace, ring, clip-on earrings, hair barrette and carry purse.

Somebody’s Land by Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing ($18.50)

A stunning new accessible picture book, Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing’s ‘Somebody’s Land’ is full of life, inviting children and their families to imagine themselves into Australia’s past.

9-12 years

Nature’s Treasures by Ben Hoare ($25.00)

A perfect gift for the curious child in your life who loves to identify things and wants to know more about the wonderful natural world.

Inflatable Volleyball Set ($59.99)

A sure hit for the bigger kids. Can be used at the beach, in the pool or on land!

The Brainiac Board Game ($39.99)

A fun and stimulating board game featuring categories such as art, science, reading, math and the world! With graded questions, so siblings can play fairly against each other. 

Smashball Set ($49.99)

A fun new game that is easy to play and easy to set up. The smash ball set includes net, 3 balls, drawstring back and instructions.

Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition ($44.00)

A fill-in-the-blank party game for kids and adults to play together!

Smarties Cooking Baking Kit ($19.99)

Includes skillet, smarties and vanilla cookie mix.

Kids Fluffy Slippers ($29.00)

Soft and fluffy faux fur slides, available in six different colours.

Rainbow Macrame Kit ($29.99)

A beautiful DIY project that makes a great wall feature.

Rainbow Novelty Desk Light ($29.99)

USB or battery operated.

Your comprehensive state-by-state guide to the best activities, installations and events coming up over the school holidays. 


-$30 or $25 pp for groups of 4 or more.

-Australia’s biggest inflatable playground! All ages welcome, children under 5 require adult supervision. Child-friendly music, dome tents for shade and a playground full of climbing walls, slides, tunnels in a 1200sq bouncing adventure!

– 4 sessions a day: (Each session is 1:45min long): 9-10:45am, 11-12:45pm, 1-2:45pm, 3-4:45pm

– Tickets from $20

– This award-winning exhibition combines science and technology to create the ultimate space experience. Originally premiering at NASA’s Marshall Space Centre this immersive display involves surround sound, over 12 big screens and a giant projection-mapped dome. Visitors can enjoy the opportunity to explore models of spacecraft, astronaut suits and lots of fun and engaging learning activities.


-A free public installation comprising of interactive sound and light built as a cluster of inflatable arches. As you move through the exhibit sound and light responds and changes. The more people that arrive and journey through the score builds and plays orchestral music that is different every night as it reacts to crowd flow.

– From $20

– Pixar themed mini-golf, featuring putt-putt holes inspired by films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Soul, Finding Nemo, Wall-e, The Incredibles and more.



-Find your way through a massive present-themed maze to help Santa find his elves! Completing the maze puts you in the running to win one of four prize packs from the District Docklands including family passes to Imaginaria, Icehouse Ice-skating rink, ArtVo and more. Free 90-minute parking is available at The District all week.

-$53-57, free for children under 3

-The only place in Victoria with water, wildlife and rides – feed kangaroos, see dingos and koalas, jump on rides, play in the playground, hit the waterslides and float down a river. ‘Oasis Springs’ Water Park is re-opening on November 20.

-$22-30, free for children under 3.

-“Part audiovisual installation, part game and 100% future.” Technology, imagination and play are brought together in a fully interactive experience. Walkthrough the exhibition and navigate through giant inflatable bubbles, light mazes and lie down on a day bed watching the light and sound swirl above you.

-Free for Under 16s and Students, $15 Adults and $10 Seniors.

 -River Connections by Learning Lab is an immersive experience designed in collaboration with First Peoples community members exploring their close connections to the land, animals, plants and rivers of Victoria. The exhibition offers a journey through the unique environment of the Murray River and explores how all life is connected and depends on a healthy environment to thrive. River Connections is screened on a loop as part of a Digital Showcase through infinity projection to remind viewers of our place in the dynamic web of life.



-This new exhibition includes exciting interactive artworks, immersive spaces and galleries transformed into colour filled worlds. Hundreds & Thousands offers a sensory experience for kids of all ages!


-Walk your own tour through the spectacular Christmas light displays, projections and festive street decorations. On Friday and Saturday nights catch live entertainment and surprise visits from Santa. View the Christmas Lights Trail Map.

-10-29th January 2022

-From $23

-A musical journey introducing the people of Perth and the animals that represent us. Tracking from Freemantle to the Hills, the Swan River to the city. Hilarious puppets, time-lapse footage and pianists bring the carnival to life.


-11th December – 26th January 2022


-Waterslide Park with slides to suit everyone! The Big Wedgie is the tallest inflatable waterslide at 18.2m tall and 82m long, with 4 lanes to race each other down. The Just Right Wedgie and The Little Wedgie are suitable for kids 3 and up. Catch the inflatable waterslides at the Broadwater Parklands during the School holidays.

-from $79 pp, group discounts are available

-Learn to fly in the state-of-the-art, fully controlled and safe environment at IFly. With a wrap-around viewing platform, you can share the experience with your friends and family. Comprised of a multi-storey high wind tunnel and a giant wind generator, step in and with the help of trained instructors launch into the air. IFly is Safe for kids and exciting for teens.

-10-23rd January, $3 per craft activity

-Take a spin around Chinatown in the 80s – colour, multiculturalism and culinary delights. During your visit, kids are invited to learn how to make paper lanterns. The exhibition lights up ahead of Chinese New Year; exploring Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s most infamous melting pot of culture. Add your lantern to the exhibition, or take it home as a memento.


-Make a splash at Logan Gardens brand new water park! 50mm splash pool, toddlers water table, 10 totem poles with nozzle sprays and a pop jet plaza with 12 fountains. Located in Logan Central’s parkland and adjacent to the playground, kids can cool down and play all day with ample undercover spaces and light shows after dark.



-The only outdoor hub for multi-adventures in one location in Tasmania. 20 minutes from Launceston guests can participate in up to 4 different adventures including zipline & Segway tours, tree rope courses and mountain biking. For 3 to 75-year old’s, the Hollybank Wilderness Adventure Park has something for you.

-Tickets at $56.93, 6th Jan (Launceston) & 8-9th Jan (Hobart)

-Catch Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli live on stage in the brand-new theatrical adaption of Bluey, featuring amazing puppets.

-$95, on 18-20th, 24-25th, 27th January 2022

-This program for kids 6-12 years involves learning kid-friendly scripts of classic fairytales, music, costumes and performance. Kids will learn basic performance skills, make friends and build confidence. Every child will have a role to play and have a copy of the recording to take home at the end of the day! Sessions run from 9am-3pm. Shows include Alice in Wonderland, Oliver Twist, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin.


-$14 child, $21 adult, $17 concession

-1st Dec 2021-29th Jan 2022

-Sunset Outdoor Cinema is open again in the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Showing a range of films including new releases, family favourites and classics. Bean bag seating and ‘sunset’ chairs available or bring along your picnic rug. The venue offers food trucks, movie snacks and a bar area.

-$29 adults, $25 child (12+)

-An interactive ‘whodunit’ in Old Parliament House.

-‘Its 1931 and you are invited into the House of Representatives at Old Parliament House where the order of business is about to be interrupted. As the chamber doors close behind you, and the sands begin to trickle through the hourglass, you must work together to solve a series of puzzles and earn the clues to identify a killer. Before it’s too late.’

-Private bookings are available for a minimum of 8 people.

-1 adult + 1 kid $34, 1 adult + 2 kids $49, 2 adults + 2 kids $68 and every additional kid $15, kids 4yrs & under free with full price adult.

-FamilyHaus is designed especially for kids & their families to enjoy climbing together. This area is dedicated to kids to allow them to discover the joy of bouldering with climbs made purposely for young ones. Kids 5 and over get the most out of bouldering at FamilyHaus but all are welcome. Bookings are essential during school holidays.


– 11th of December 2021 from 2-5 pm


-Indoor airconditioned family fun at the annual Karama Fun Fair. Offering an afternoon of Christmas activities, arts and crafts, library activities and loads of giveaways.


-4th December, 6-25th December @ 11.30-1 pm

-Meet Santa and enjoy fun activities provided by ‘fun in the parks.’


We’re all familiar with PMS.

80% of women experience some form of physical or emotional symptoms just before their period starts. However, around 5-10% of women, experience what is known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD – a mood disorder that requires treatment to alleviate symptoms.

For these women, the week before their period marks the onset of symptoms so severe that getting on with daily life is impossible. These tangibly different yet similarly presenting conditions cause PMDD to be often confused for ‘severe PMS’. But, where PMS is uncomfortable or annoying, PMDD is debilitating.

PMDD was included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mood Disorders as a depressive disorder’ just six years ago. Since then, the existence of the condition has been gaining awareness amongst women and the medical community. However, that PMDD is not widely spoken about or recognised means that more conversations and research into the condition are needed.  

PMDD often being described as ‘PMS on steroids‘ or ‘severe PMS’ signifies the possibility for accidental ignorance toward the condition.  When women are led to think of their incapacitating symptoms as ‘just PMS’ they may feel that their experience is ‘normal’.  The result of conflating symptoms causes many women wait to seek help until they reach their ‘breaking point’. By this time, women suffering from PMDD describe that their relationships, work and daily life have been significantly impacted.

How it impacts an individual’s life:

Gogglebox Australia’s, Isabelle Silbery, recently penned a deeply personal article recounting her feelings of desperation and frustration prior to being diagnosed with PMDD.

via Instagram: @IsabelleSilberry

Detailing an upsurge in arguments with her family accompanied by bouts of worthlessness, doubt, and despondence toward exciting things in her life – Isabelle called out for greater awareness and education for women regarding their cycles and the boundaries of what should be considered ‘normal.’

It was relentless. I hated myself, I hated my partner, I hated everything.

Isabelle says that her revelatory diagnosis stemmed from her mum, fortunately, catching a radio segment on triple R discussing a newly recognised disorder that bore markedly similar symptoms to her own.

Finding a printout on her pillow, she read about PMDD and was shocked and relieved to find she ‘ticked every box.’  Paranoia, fatigue, sensitivity – experienced only between ovulation and getting her period. Suddenly, Isabelle felt empowered – she wasn’t ‘going mad’ – there were answers.

Upon seeing a new specialist (who told her undoubtedly, she was experiencing PMDD) – Isabelle recalled asking:

Here I [am], 36 years old, having [had] my period for years now and birthed one child. How the hell did it take this long to figure it out?

Her doctor, Dr Lee Mey Wong from the Jean Hailes Clinic for Women’s Health, explained that ‘women who suffer from PMDD have what’s called a vulnerable brain’, meaning they may have suffered some trauma in their formative years. This vulnerability can lead the brain to be acutely sensitive to the by-product of progesterone – a hormone the body makes every cycle. This sensitivity contributes to the onset of symptoms that characterise PMDD.

In the process of learning about herself and her body, Isabelle found there was a lot more about periods, cycle phases and women’s health, in general, that she wasn’t across – prompting her to question: 

Why aren’t we educated around our cycles more as young girls? Being told you get your period and to use a pad or tampon is not enough.  

Isabelle’s message was simple: women are often made to feel crazy when they feel something is wrong. Yet we know ourselves better than anyone, and we’re usually right.  Information is power, and we need to empower ourselves and each other to assert control over our bodies. It is time we all prioritise our health and stop our silent suffering. To do this we have to stop demonising our hormones and periods.

A UK-based journalist, Jenny Haward, also shared her story of figuring out she suffered from PMDD. For her, the early years of getting a period were characterised by some ‘mild bloating’ and an ‘off chance that [she] might shed a few tears over a not-particularly-sad film’ with 48-hours of light bleeding to follow.

But, by her 30s, this had changed. Haward describes that being someone who had never tracked their period, it took her a while to make the connection that what she had begun to termthe dark week’ was linked to her cycle.

‘The dark week’ would bring tingling in her extremities, bloating of her stomach and hands and what she terms the PMDD hangover’ – Non-alcohol related but reminiscent of the hazy, sick feeling you get after a few too many, tinged with The Fear.

Haward describes the week before her period as charged with anxiety that pulsated through her, hyper-fixation on worries and exacerbated by insomnia – leading to fights with friends and terror toward work projects. But, as soon as her period arrived – she’d snap out of it.

Significantly, for Haward and many other women coming forward sharing their story – it took until the day she had to leave work, so ‘overwhelmed with misery and inability to function’ to call a doctor for an emergency appointment.

Haward wanted her story to reach women like herself and tell them: ‘there is help – you’re not making a fuss, or crazy or an awful person, and most importantly, you are not alone.’


from Share the Dignity

Lynda Pickett, the Australian Project Coordinator for ‘Vicious Cycle: Making PMDD Visible‘, explains that PMS is an average onset of physical and sometimes mild emotional symptoms and typically doesn’t cause any life disruption.  On the other hand, PMDD is characterised by severe, life-impairing emotional symptoms that last 1-2 weeks before menses onset.

Recognising this difference between PMS and PMDD is crucial to understanding the significance of the disorder. While 1-2 weeks may sound manageable, when you factor in these symptoms occurring every month, every year – you can begin to get a clearer picture of the rollercoaster of emotion and life instability that sufferers face.


Kin Fertility list the 11 symptoms of PMDD as the following:

  • Mood changes
  • Irritability or anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of interest in things you usually enjoy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Change in appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Bloating and breast soreness

Experiencing five or more of these symptoms in a life-impacting way mean that you may meet the diagnostic criteria for PMDD.

What is it? Why do we need to talk about it?

PMDD Cycle – Buoy

PMDD is a disorder that sits between psychiatry, gynaecology and other mimicking conditions—making getting a diagnosis a lengthy process due to the necessity to rule other possibilities out.

In Australia, the average ‘lag to diagnosiscan take eight years.

This lag is in part due to the experience of having symptoms downplayed by doctors as ‘just PMS’. This dismissal often requires a necessary determination on the part of the individual to challenge what they are being told.  Due to many doctors being unfamiliar with the condition, a referral is often necessary, or the individual has to search for answers themselves.

Lynda Pickett shared significant statistics relating to the number of people affected by PMDD:


Although there is no ‘cure’ for PMDD, there is a range of treatments available to help manage the symptoms.

Several medical therapies are effective, including antidepressants (SSRIs) which surveys show have provided relief to 75% of sufferers.

Oral contraceptives are also routinely prescribed to treat PMDD. Due to the pill’s interference on ovulation and the production of ovarian hormones, the pill can give greater control over the menstrual cycle and therefore reduce the severity of symptoms.

Further, many women report that additional things like reducing caffeine and alcohol intake and taking supplements such as magnesium, calcium and B6 can help. As well as making lifestyle changes in the lead up to their period in particular, such as more exercise, sleep and generally taking it easy, can make a significant difference.


Joining PMDD support groups can also give sufferers a much-needed sense of community and connection when coming to terms with their diagnosis and managing their symptoms on a day-to-day basis.

Lynda Pickett says she ‘doesn’t know where she’d be without her PMDD Peeps‘, the group name shared by her fellow PMDD community.  The hashtag ‘#PMDDPeeps’ is widely used across Instagram and Twitter to connect sufferers with PMDD.

Facebook groups for individuals with PMDD, partners, post-op groups or child-free women are also widely available. These groups exist to give and receive support from people who are in the same boat.

Other great resources and groups who are bringing people with PMDD together include: = a patient-led project that is focused on raising awareness and raising the standard of care for those living with PMDD. = A global charity that offers peer support, education, research and advocacy. = a PMDD symptom app.