The Menstrual Brooch Project
The #menstrualbroochproject seeks to spark conversation about periods with ubiquitous and gender-neutral adornment. The text beneath reveals just a few facets of stigma that uterus-havers face.
Crazy—Menstruators are told they’re crazy, and wait years (on average) to receive medical care for common issues.
Dirty—Menstruators across the globe are denied resources for basic period hygiene, yet the public health concern remains taboo and shameful.
Bitch—Menstruators are assumed to be female, and thus subject to misogyny. Not all menstruators are women, and not all women menstruate.
The Menstrual Brooch Project has been exhibited in Minneapolis and Tampa in 2019, and proceeds from the brooches were gifted to local Planned Parenthood chapters with the request to support menstrual care.
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