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The Tampon Gun: An interview with anti-violence artist-activist Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch

The Tampon Gun: An interview with anti-violence artist-activist Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch

Stop the Flow of Violence. Period. by Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch   When guerrilla art meets activism, monumental action can occur. Here Menstrual Designer Jen Lewis interviews fellow artist Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch about the activist vision behind Bloch’s engaging banner Stop the Flow of Violence. PERIOD. Read on to find out more about this nationwide anti-violence campaign, including how you...
From Innovation to Policy, Menstruation is Red Hot in Kenya

From Innovation to Policy, Menstruation is Red Hot in Kenya

Guest Post by Danielle Keiser, WASH United WASH United, initiator of Menstrual Hygiene Day, has been working closely with the Kenyan government and local NGOs to establish a national policy around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). Today we sat down with the team at WASH United Africa in Nairobi, Kenya–Beverly Mademba, WASH in Schools Programs Manager, Alfred Muli, Program...
Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Though getting anything through Congress these days is a daunting task, there is a piece of legislation that is of special interest to anyone concerned about women’s health.  It’s a bill called The Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act (H.R. 1708),and it directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine through research whether feminine hygiene products that contain...
Weekend Links at re:Cycling – Menstrual Activism & the Arts

Weekend Links at re:Cycling – Menstrual Activism & the Arts

When it comes to modern political and social activism, one of the most powerful tools one can use to make a statement and shift public perception is art. Whether it’s film, fine art or the written word, art has the ability to challenge society’s deepest assumptions by sparking new ideas, catalyzing critical thinking, and inspiring individuals to take steps in...
Our Bodies Our Blood – Group Art Show – Halifax, NS

Our Bodies Our Blood – Group Art Show – Halifax, NS

  Our Bodies Our Blood Now through September 30 Plan B Gallery 2180 Gottingen Street Halifax, Nova Scotia For more information about events visit https://www.facebook.com/ourblood.artproject?fref=ts.   As we saw with Widening the Cycle at #SMCR2015, art has the ability to play a powerful role in social activism, especially with regards to menstruation. Earlier this month a group art show...
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