We Painted Pictures With Our Menstrual Blood To Break The Stigma That Periods Are Gross
"It's the human body, dammit!."
Oftentimes women are taught to hide the fact that they're on their period. So the Ladylike women decided to challenge the stigma and turn things up a notch by painting with their period blood:
They decided to bring in expert, artist, and activist, Sarah Levy who gained notoriety when she did a portrait of Trump with her period blood.
Her inspiration stemmed from Trump's comment about Megan Kelly having blood coming out of all parts of her body. Sarah took it as a jab towards women for menstruating and wanted to call it out through humor and art.
Before the ladies could paint, they had to collect their blood by using a menstrual cup. Afterward, they put the blood in a mason jar and kept it in their fridges until it was time to use it.
And that didn't sit well for some people.
The ladies were inspired to paint things that made them feel good while they were on their periods. Chantel decided that she would paint chocolate chip cookies with peanut M&Ms. And Devin decided she wanted to paint a bottle of wine.
So they collected...
...and collected until their cycles were over.
And finally, it was time to paint and then exhibit their artwork for their coworkers.
But first, they had to get used to the awful smell.
Once they did, they got to work. And even though it took some to get used to things...
...they eventually did and felt super empowered.
The final product looked great! Let's see what their coworkers thought about their pieces.
From left to right: Chantel, Sarah, and Devin.