Everyone, even if you don't realize it yet, is a bit worse off because of this year. 2017 doesn't look much better. And yes, I have a big gigantic chip on my shoulder about it. I'm pissed off. I'm angry.
That doesn't mean anything unless I do something about it. As such, I decided to end this year on the best note I could and contribute to a cause I believe in. Because when it comes to 2016 -- I'm ready to hit below the belt.
Imagine missing school or work for one week every month and trying to keep up in an already competitive world.
That is the reality of many menstruating women. Many not only have to balance the difficulties of living in poverty which already make them vulnerable to disease, violence, and psychological issues; they also have the additional burden of managing a completely biological process without sanitary products. Resulting in a mess that is all too often wrapped up in taboo and unfair discrimination. This is how many women throughout the world fall through the cracks. Because we bleed.
So I made this.
"Period" 2016 | 9" x 9" digital collage print | Limited edition of ??? - Suggested price of $50 or more.
I'll make as many as you order until January 30th. It might be an edition of 3, it might be an edition of 300. (Maybe you'd like to gift The White House some fancy new art?)
All profit from this image will go to Camions of Care a local-ish to me organization that supports women locally and worldwide with much needed feminine hygiene products.
I'm going to end this year by lifting my sisters up in the only way I know how. By celebrating our feminity, celebrating healthy cycles, celebrating vaginas and the sanitary products that go in them.
It's time for the world to no longer look away in disgust from what a healthy female body does. Period.