REAL CONVERSATIONS COMPANION: VAL CAREY
AUGUST 31, 2017: REAL CONVERSATIONS with MELODY FOX
TV SHOW CREATION, BRANDING, FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION
Valarie Carey is known as the “Menstrual Maven” and a feature on the cable television network Lifetime with her message of menstrual wellness during the early stages of her TOTM! brand as well as many guest appearances for empowerment panels has only bolstered that standing. She is the founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month!® and author of the calendar series by the same name. TOTM! Time Of The Month!® (Val’s Word! Publishing) hands out tips and advice for girls and women of all ages who menstruate. Valarie Carey often called Val, conducts TOTM! menstrual wellness workshops for teens, women, and single dads; to date TOTM! workshops have reached 1,000s in Carey’s home state of New York through the public school system and beyond.
A retired New York City Police Sergeant turned entrepreneur, Val Carey’s range is wide. After years of spreading the message of menstrual wellness across the radio airwaves, Val Carey launched her TOTM! Tea Talk (TV show) on Brooklyn Free Speech TV in 2016; in 2017 at the annual BFREE Awards, the talk show received the “Wow” Award for outstanding programming . Additionally, Val Carey has been an advocate for community through many roles from being the founding secretary of the Brooklyn Cares chapter of the National CARES Mentoring movement founded by Susan L. Taylor to being one of the ladies of 500 Men Making a Difference to being an advocate for her own family and others that have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one. Val Carey is the family spokesperson for Justice4MiriamCarey, an initiative focused on transparency in cases where innocent lives are stolen through murder by law enforcement and beyond; on October 3, 2013 her sister Miriam Iris Carey was one such victim.
Val Carey is a walking billboard for “When Life Throw’s You Curveballs,” the title and substance of her co-authoring contribution to Lucinda Cross’ The Art of Activation compilation book which captures the wisdom and journey of powerful women. An advocate of life and finding a way, Val Carey has partnered with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn Borough Hall to present the first-ever TOTM! Blood Drive which is aptly themed: “We Shed Blood So We Give Blood” (October 20, 2017).