Made possible by Robin Hambro

Code Red!

Aramide , Year 12

  • Textile
  • Stitch on calico stained with acrylic paint
  • A2 landscape

Why don’t we talk about menstruation? Last year, I experienced prolonged menstrual bleeding and I spoke about it openly. Many older women were outraged that I discussed my menstrual cycle so publicly, even though the condition affects 1 in 5 women! In response, I chose to work with a medium that has traditionally been reserved for women. The piece features several women carrying out activities that they only recently gained the rights to do. I wanted to emphasise that society still puts pressure on women to hide themselves and their bodies.