I have contributed my work to the following publications:
Leslie Carol Botha is the co-author of Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle (2013) -a primer on the vital functionality of endocrine health and mental health. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. Botha also sat on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) now the Gia Allemand Foundation.
Her research is also featured in a book entitled: 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, 2009. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “…one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”
In 2014, Botha’s work was included in a book entitled: Teenage Girls: The Guide for Health, Wellness & Self Esteem, by Professional Woman Publishing.
In 2015, Botha’s work was published in an anthology of writings by feminist spiritualists entitled: She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? She Rises puts forth ever-unfolding patterns of feminist thoughts, experiences, and visions expressed through a variety of works including short writings, poems, essays, artworks, and research papers.
UPDATE 2020: Botha recently contributed her work to a 2019 publication, compiled by her long-time friend and colleague, Christina England. The book, titled: Shattered Dreams: The HPV Vaccine Exposed, is a collection of essays and research from professionals from around the world describing their unique concerns about the HPV vaccination. Botha’s contribution focuses on menstrual cycle evaluation and vaccination.
Nexus Magazine is showcasing my contribution on menstrual cycle and vaccination precautions from the Shattered Dreams book in their recent news publication from January 2020. Click on the cover featured here to purchase the information and see other informative excerpts.
Botha’s passion has been working with at-risk youth (13-17) and educational programs on body literacy and empowerment to prevent self-destructive behaviors and suicidal ideation. Her work with young women in helping them understand the connection between their mind, mood, and hormone cycles has become internationally recognized by researchers and educators.
She has been a regular presenter at the AutismOne and the Gia Allemand Foundation for PMDD formerly the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder conferences.
While still maintaing her strong women’s health advocacy, more recently Leslie has invested in her sharp marketing skills in growing her own agency Matrix Media Marketing. Helping a company navigate their social media presence is more of a priority for Leslie as of late, but her passion for hormonal research and health safety concerns for young girls inspires her to keep creating great content to be shared in publications across the globe. More to come!
– Leslie C. Botha