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The Convo about Periods and Product Based Businesses with Lauren Derrett

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It’s time for another guest episode of The Limitless Life Experience Podcast, and this time I’m chatting to the amazing Lauren Derrett. She’s a mother of 4, step mother of 2, and founder of reusable sanitary towel brand taking the world by storm - Wear ‘Em Out, but as you’ll find out in this episode, she’s had a number of ventures and projects that have led her to wear she is now.

We first met several years ago when we were in the same hypnobirthing organisation; Lauren became my doula, and has been a coaching client of mine  since then too. In this episode, she takes us right back to the beginning, telling us how she went from dropping out of school at 14 to being the successful business owner she is today.

We reveal the flip side of success, and all the stress that goes on behind the scenes of a business, as well as the pressure to show up and be the face of a brand. And - as being able to give back is important to Lauren, we discuss how making an impact is just as important as making an income (including how Wear ‘Em Out are making a difference in the world!).

What’s more - we talk about the difference between a product or service based business, and the challenges that come with both. For anyone in business - product based or other - I just know that you’re going to find this conversation so incredibly inspiring. So what are you waiting for? Come and play!


  • An introduction to Lauren {3:39}
  • Lauren’s journey in business {9:37}
  • Finding a gap in the market {18:37}
  • Being the face of the brand {25:39}
  • Trusting your gut  {27:15}
  • Creating a product based business {31:27}
  • The flip side of success {34:36}
  • Giving back {37:35}
  • What does greatness mean to Lauren? {42:44}
  • What Lauren’s most proud of {43:48}
  • Lauren’s goals for next year {46:03}


  • “Actually if you Google it, there's a million companies that are doing this, but there is a really, really massive hole in the marketing area of this product. So when I created our brand, my biggest investment at the time of time, money and brain power was the brand itself.”
  • “I just went based off what I would want in a pad, and what I would want for a brand, and my audience. And being aware of who I connected with and how I could talk to them, and not convince them - but empower them to see this as a viable option for them.”
  • “One of the most powerful things I can do in my business every single day is to go onto my stories and show up as myself.”
  • “Greatness for me is to be able to contribute, work hard, be grateful and give back as much as you can.”
  • “200,000 tons of menstrual products hits UK landfills per year. They take up to 800 years to decompose. And 4.8 pieces of menstrual waste are found per hundred meters of British beach is being cleaned at the moment.”

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You can read the transcript here.

Faith + Action = Miracles

Sep 16 2020 · 54mins
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Lauren Derrett: We Need To Be Better Informed About Menstrual Health Products

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For the tenth episode of Period Story Podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with Lauren Derrett, the founder of Wear ‘Em Out reusable period pads.

Lauren shared the shame she felt about her first period and why she kept it a secret. She shares a funny song her friends used to sing and says that her friends used to joke about periods, but that she couldn’t remember any proper menstrual health education.

Lauren credits her 15 year old daughter for giving her the impetus to learn more about menstrual health. She says that she knew that her daughter needed to be better educated than her in this area and more equipped to deal with her period when it arrived.

We talked about periods as a feminist issue and Lauren says that we are duty bound to educate and support each other in order to make this a normal conversation and share our knowledge.

Lauren talks about how she tracks her menstrual cycle, notices the shifts in her energy and how she’s got her husband to pay attention to where she is in her cycle. Wonderful!

Lauren uses a powerful mantra, that she’s passed on to her daughter, that helps her reconnect with her body and feel more grounded. She says that she maximises her self-care right before her period and allows herself a timeout.

We discuss Lauren’s new reusable menstrual pad company, @wearemout and she shares some powerful statistics about disposable menstrual waste and the chemicals in them.

She says that each year, over 200,000 tonnes of menstrual waste is sitting in landfills, each disposable pad has the equivalent plastic of 4 carrier bags and 4.8 pieces of menstrual waste is being found in every 100 metres of beaches. Don’t flush your pads and tampons!

Lauren says it’s so important for us to educate ourselves on the menstrual health products we’re using and I completely agree!

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Jan 16 2020 · 35mins

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Episode 8 - Re-usable Period Pads with Lauren Derrett, founder of Wear 'em Out

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In this episode, Emma Cottam, chats to Lauren Derrett, founder of Wear 'em Out talks about re-usable period pads. 

Oct 05 2019 · 27mins
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Ep 10 Parenting Unfiltered with Lauren Derrett

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The most straight-talking, unfiltered guest to date, Lauren is an inspiration because she says it exactly as she sees it with over 20 years of parenting, a lifetime of lessons learned and an incredible dedication to supporting women in whatever way she can.

This podcast is all about being enough, and we talk about labels, rejecting the belief that our children are fragile and how unhelpful Google can be for parents. 

Jul 16 2019 ·
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Lauren Derrett on Not Enjoying Being A Mum And How We Can Aim For A Filter Free Life

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My guest on this episode is Lauren Derrett, the author of Filter Free, a book in which she shares the stories of a selection of women – women who have experienced adversity - covering domestic abuse, miscarriage, divorce and rape. Lauren is also a mentor, the host of the Life Unfiltered podcast, founder of the This Girl Is Enough community and she is a mum of four children and two step-children.

Lauren chats to me about the fact that she doesn’t enjoy motherhood – she tells me why she is happy to admit this and why she has so many kids for someone who doesn’t enjoy motherhood!

We also talk about the filters we put onto life – how we make things look glossier on social media and the effect that seeking validation through likes can have. Lauren shares some strong opinions on how people behave online, especially when drama escalates and people can be tempted to pile on and publicly slag off someone.

You can buy Lauren’s book here, check out her This Girl Is Enough community here, listen to her podcast here and follow her over on Instagram!

Chat to me on Instagram: @iamalisonperry or on Twitter: @iamalisonperry

Producer: Imogen Hart, Create Productions

Music: Epidemic Sound

Artwork: Eleanor Bowmer

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Apr 29 2019 · 40mins
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Three Sixty Conversations with Lauren Derrett on #glowingold an staying curious

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Welcome to episode 10.  Today I am chatting to Lauren Derrett formerly @this_girl_is_enough now known as That Midlife Life (@thatmidlifelife).  Lauren is amazing, not because of what she does but because of who she is a nearly 45 year old woman standing firmly in her truth, embracing the privilege of ageing and making peace with the parts she’s not quite ready to give a big squeeze.  I must mention what Lauren does as she does LOADS (because of who she is). 

Lauren is a published author, writer, public speaker and advocate for women to realise their dreams via her membership hub.  Lauren is also a mother to four children and step-mother to two!

Lauren and I talk about her new hasthag #glowingold where she celebrates her journey through life, share appreciation for ‘bits and bobs’ and go deep on not allowing ourselves to be defined by one chapter in our books of life.  We also talk about staying curious and how to manage feelings when the title ‘mother’ doesn’t feel good.

Lauren’s book recommendations:

The Gift of Imperfection - Brene Brown

The Self Care Revolution - Suzy Reading

What I know for Sure - Oprah Winfrey

My Thoughts Exactly - Lilly Allen

You can buy Lauren’s book, Filter Free: Real Life Stories of Real Women here.


We discuss domestic abuse.  We do not talk about incidents but we do discuss the emotional impact, responsibility and shame.


The second Three Sixty Day Retreat takes place on Saturday at the cosy Clapton Laundry, London.  Tickets and information here.  The first one sold out so… you know.

Nov 06 2018 · 1hr 28mins