Period Art Pop-Up show at Lululemon Experiential Store, 208 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116.
Mass NOW is taking menstruation out of the closet and spreading awareness around menstrual equity. We’re inviting all creatives; visual artists, musicians, spoken word performers, to participate in a pop up art show to celebrate, reclaim, explore & question periods, menstruation and the theme ‘the personal is political.’
This event is put on with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
75% of art sale proceeds will go to the artist, 25% will be donated to the Mass NOW Foundation. Please submit all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Period Pop Up Call for Creatives – your name’ in the subject line. Submissions must include:
- Name, address, contact info, bio,
- 3-5 JPEG images of art you wish to showcase, media, dimensions, title & asking price
SUBMISSIONS WILL BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS by a panel from the Mass NOW leadership board.
About the theme:
Half the world menstruates.
- The average menstruating person has about 456 menstrual cycles and spends approximately 2,280 days (over 6.25 years) menstruating.
- On average, menstruating people will use over 9,000 tampons, and will spend thousands of dollars on disposable menstrual products over a lifetime.
Access to menstrual products is a health necessity.
- Lack of access to menstrual products forces menstruating people use unhygienic substitutes, or to use menstrual products for unsafe periods of time. This increases the risk of cervical cancer, toxic shock syndrome, and infection which can lead to miscarriage, still birth, and infertility.
- Menstrual products are a health necessity. Non-menstruating people walk into a bathroom expecting their basic bodily needs to be met (toilet paper, soap, etc.) – this is not the case for menstruating people.
Public policy does not adequately address the needs of menstruating people. Massachusetts has an opportunity to change that. Mass NOW’s I AM bill would provide access to free menstrual products, without stigma, to all menstruating individuals in public schools, homeless shelters, and prisons. Learn more at MassNOW.org/IAM.