It’s a Real Period Piece…of Art

Would you use your menstrual blood as art?

The beauty of art is definitely in the eye of the beholder. This week, we look at the history of the display of periods as art. News flash – it isn’t anything new! We review the funny watercolor depictions of a Rhode Island School of Design student’s experience with her period. Next, Jen Lewis and her husband team up to create gorgeous photographs of her menstrual predominantly in a water medium.

Feed your period with salmon! Not only is a delicious fish, but it packs a punch in many ways to nourish your period as a Qi tonic and loaded with healthy fats and more.

Special thanks to our Flow Friday Fact partner, the Womb Sanctuary, A Sacred Place for Women to be Seen, Heard and Loved! Check them out at: www.wombsanctuary.com

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Thank you for joining us today at the Sisters of Flow, where we “go with the flow” on anything and everything menstrual cycles

Have a fantastic flow Friday!

Your Sisters in Flow,

Pam and Dr. D

P.S. Here are those links we talked about!

 

The History of Bodily Fluids in Feminist Art by Leah Sinclair at Broadly.

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/contributor/leah-sinclair

Artists Explore the Raw Beauty of Menstrual Blood by David Widen at The Creators Project

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/artists-explore-the-raw-beauty-of-menstrual-blood

Jen Lewis at Beauty in Blood

www.beautyinblood.com

Artist Describes What It’s Really Like To Have A Period With Fantastically Honest Illustrations by Rachel Moss at Huffington Post UK

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/05/13/period-illustrations-layla-ehsan_n_7274134.html

 

Music credits:

“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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