MENSTRUATION-INSPIRED JEWELRY FIGHTING ‘TABOO PERIODS’

chum449888939.cmsA scanner to stop menstruating women from entering the Sabarimala temple as suggested by the newly appointed chief of the Travancore Devaswom Board President, Prayar Gopalakrishnan, stoked up a huge controversy. Hence also raising the issue of menstruating women being impure and unclean. A young woman – Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Gopalakrishnan, stating the gender issues implicit in his “dilemma”. Her letter went viral and the Happy To Bleed campaign kicked-off. Kudos girl!

chum3chum2A 22-year-old London-based designer Lili Murphy-Johnson  came out with ‘Menstruation-Inspired’ jewelry to subvert the shame typically associated with menstruation by creating gorgeous statement pieces that bring “taboo” periods front-and-center.

Diamonds and gemstones and maxis, oh my — at least when it comes to this incredible collection of period-inspired jewelry that includes everything from tampon charm bracelets to panties with hand-sewn jeweled “period stains.” The spunky Murphy-Johnson said, “Periods should be a normal thing to talk about, but so often we feel embarrassed. I wanted my collection to take on the quality of jewelry that I like, but using the qualities of that jewelry to show people that periods can be beautiful” — and once you see her pieces, I think you’ll be inclined to agree.

WAY TO GO GALS!!!

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