A woman removes her tampon. It’s not an unusual scene. However, the photolithography Red Flag, made back in 1971 by the feministic artist Judy Chicago, is still considered pretty controversial. (…)
Just to be clear. The comic Super Woman by Proud Mary isn’t about the legendary action hero Superwoman by Marvel. The autobiographical illustrations are about Super Plus Tampon Woman. Who, in a sense, also possesses super powers. (…)
In her short documentary About Bloody Time!, filmmaker Rachel Judkins explores the silence about periods in a very personal way. (…)
A Noiva is the name of a five metres high chandelier made by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Looking at it from a distance, you wouldn’t even notice it’s made of 25,000 tampons. (…)
Inspired by primitive period traditions, artist Skylar Taylor is making a piece on the monthly bleeding. All menstruators are invited to contribute! (…)
How to smash the menstrual taboo in a super plus cute way? American stop-motion animation artist Annie Wong created Ovary Actions: a colourful series of animation GIFs that are all about menstruation. (…)
‘Do you consider what you see pretty or ugly?’ Visual artist Jen Lewis invites people to look at menstruation in a different way. (…)
A video about a boy who wants to know what it is like to be a girl. So he wears a … menstruation machine. Welcome to the wonderful life of Japanese artist Sputniko! (…)
Totally different from all her other work: The Rorschach-series of the New York photographer Sarah Anne Ward. (…)
La Dame en Rouge has surprised with remarkable discoveries. Walls, trees, manhole covers or poles – nothing is safe for the street artist.
Everybody remembers her first period, don’t they? Was it a happy occasion? A sad one? British artist Pippa Robinson is exploring the menarche transition in her participatory arts project My Menarche. (…)
Not all creations made by Dutch fashion artist Agnes van Dijk are very wearable. This AllDayPearlDress for example, which is made of pearls and panty liners. (…)
In 19th century literature, women never menstruate. However, Eline Vere, Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina do regularly feel ‘a bit weak’.
Photographer Charlotte Luijendijk was inspired by the many euphemisms for the word ‘menstruation’.
Bosnia | Losing Innocence is a series by photographer Esther Cappon about her first military mission in a war zone. ‘Apparently we’re more shocked by a tampon than by hand grenades’
Becoming a woman isn’t easy. Het Wijfje, an illustrated guide for women by Nele Sys, offers hilarious and ironic real-life advice.
Need a First Moon gift for a daughter who’s about to get her first period? What about a piece of jewellery from the Ideal Woman collection made by Allie Pohl.
Visit an art exhibition in New York, donate some female hygiene products and support the RedDot campaign!
Japanese artist Rokude Nashiko tackles the Japanese taboo on all things ‘pussy’. (…)
The British Mary Hamill created the photo series Semper Augustus where tampons are used to create tulips in various shades of red.