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Artists Made Posters With Period Blood For International Women's Day NY Rally

They literally put themselves on paper to raise awareness of women's rights.

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With our newly elected president’s overall misogynistic view on females, many women across the country fear for what their futures might look like in this new America.

In the name of empowering women during these dark times, a collective of artists from New York decided to create a project called ‘Period of Change’. Protest posters drawn in their own period blood.

Carrie Tang, Rodrigo Silva & Elisabeth Zhang

1 of 4 poster designs created for the cause.

The entire process from start to finish took two months. Most of the reason being that the blood collection needed to be taken twice over the period, in order to accumulate enough “ink” to work with.

Carrie Tang, Rodrigo Silva & Elisabeth Zhang

Two month's worth of period blood from a single girl.

The series was released on International Women’s Day and was used by many protestors during the New York Women’s Rally on March 8th, helping women of all ages, races and kinds to get their voices heard.

Carrie Tang, Rodrigo Silva & Elisabeth Zhang

Rally attenders stepping up to the cause with both the original prints and replicated copies for the masses.

"Women have been fighting long and hard for their rights over many years, and have become seasoned warriors in the process," said Carrie. "They’ve shed so much blood, tears and sweat for the cause. That’s why we wanted to literally use the blood women shed to remind them that they have the fighting strength to carry on".

Carrie Tang, Rodrigo Silva and Elisabeth Zhang

A IWD2017 protestor with 1 of 4 designs.

If you were one of the lucky ones to grab a print, tag your posts with #periodofchange. Or if you want to learn more about the project, email the team at periodofchange@outlook.com!

Carrie Tang, Rodrigo Silva and Elisabeth Zhang

My body, my damn bloody choice what to do with it.

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