Mentioning Menstruation

After spending the last two months talking with women about their Menstrual Cycle, I am happy to present a collection of stories that have been shared as well as clips from the Sassy Event ‘Mentioning Menstruation’. ‘Mentioning Menstruation’ brought 18 women together to partake in an open conversation. After an introduction by myself (including a somewhat entertaining rendition of Bootylisicous by Destiny’s Child, with the lyrics modified to read ‘Let’s all talk about our Menstrual Cycle’! ) Laila Gaber led the conversation presenting her story. “I was 13 when my period first… Read More

Homage to my Sisters

Homage to my Sisters made in response to women sharing their stories about deciding to terminate a pregnancy. Women involved with the project ranged from 18 to 40 years old. Each story shed light on the complexity of the decision and the emotional challenges faced, often silently and alone.  

Giulia Mangoni

Meet Giulia Mangoni, a woman whose words both inspire and rationalise. Giulia has shared her stories with me, helping to unravel the complexities of a female identity, focusing on her own experiences that spill out into her multi-disciplinary way of working. Having studied Painting at City and Guilds of London Art School, she is now living and working in Italy, whilst also doing a low-residency MfA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Read About My Period by Giulia Mangoni Giulia Mangoni in discussion with Bethany Burgoyne

Laila Gaber

Meet Laila. Italian/Palestinian, living in London and changing the world one step at a time. Laila’s understanding of being a women, alongside her cultural identity, is one of celebration. It is with sincerity that Laila expresses her views on “women as the most fascinating creatures of the world.” Encouraging women to share their experiences without feeling judged or ashamed. Laila has completed her MA at Central Saint Martins with a focus on the powerful and positive effect of community art. Aiming to run projects that  readdress children involved with knife crime. Read… Read More

ARK

Meet ARK, a singer songwriter who’s musical creations touch on the fragility of emotions and the struggles of day to day life. ARK has discussed the catharsis of songwriting, the celebration of female artists and understanding oneself. Reflected in ARK’s lyrics are the mixed emotions one can feel as a woman, sharing with us her own vulnerabilities as well as strengths. Read ARK’s interview  – ARK debuts with a secure sense of self

Ali Mann

Meet Ali Mann, a women whose conversations have shone a light on body exploration, questioning the taboo of sex and how to get to grips with ones own sexuality. Ali bravely confronts these personal subjects through her artwork, encouraging others to question and discuss our relationships with ourselves. Having studied Painting at City and Guilds London School of Art, Ali is now completing her Masters in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy. Read Bodily Exploration by Ali Mann