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    Jun 17, 2017

    We Painted Pictures With Our Menstrual Blood To Break The Stigma That Periods Are Gross

    "It's the human body, dammit!."

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    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:

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    And that didn't sit well for some people.

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    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.

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    So they collected...

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    ...and collected until their cycles were over.

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    Can you guess which cup is period blood and which is wine?

    And finally, it was time to paint and then exhibit their artwork for their coworkers.

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    But first, they had to get used to the awful smell.

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    Once they did, they got to work. And even though it took some to get used to things...

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    *Yes, they're used tampons as paint brushes.*

    ...they eventually did and felt super empowered.

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    The final product looked great! Let's see what their coworkers thought about their pieces.

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    From left to right: Chantel, Sarah, and Devin.

    A lot of coworkers didn't know what Chantel's picture was, but it didn't offend her because it got people to interact with her piece.

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    However, Devin was shocked because some coworkers were initially thrown off by the idea of painting with your period blood.

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    Overall though, their coworkers walked out of their exhibit with a different opinion about periods, which was their end goal.

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    By the end of the experience, both ladies felt super empowered and motivated to inspire other people to break the stigma that periods are disgusting.

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    So, lady tested? Lady:

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