<What Women Are Made Of> (set of 3)
by Claudia Chan
Material: Embroidered prints  
Dimension: 50cm (size of one embroidered print)
Framing on request
HKD15,000

Why do we always feel embarrassed about our periods? Period cramps hit us every 28 days and we feel the need to hide our tampons or any sanitary products since we are taught that periods are disgusting and inappropriate to talk about. When social media takes down a photo of a woman lying in bed — fully clothed, with a bloodstain on the sheets, it really tells us that "period-shaming" directly boosts our negative attitude towards menstruation in our modern society... Menstruation is normal and it is a part of being a healthy woman. We should not feel shameful to talk about it openly. Modern women cry, laugh, work, and bleed - this is what makes women feel strong about our female bodies.

為何我們總要為自己的月經來潮而感到尷尬?月事每28天便會來探訪我們,但自幼我們便被灌輸著月經是污穢並不可談及的,因此我們常常隱藏自己的月事用品,不讓別人看到。當社交平台需要拿下一張照片-穿著衣服的女人躺在床上而床單上有經月漬,我們便可感受到現今社會中『月事羞辱』直接加深我們對月事的負面感覺和標籤……月事是自然的,亦是健康女性的一部分。我們不應因公開討論月事而感到羞恥。現代女性可以哭,可以笑,可以工作,可以流經血-這些都讓女性感受到自己身體的強大。



About Claudia Chan 陳凱彤 (@brainxeyes)

In 2016, Claudia started her personal project on Instagram - @brainxeyes based on her university final project - “Sexual Objectification of Women” she did at London College of Communication back in 2013. She uses her personal project as a platform to speak about her frustrations and thoughts of being a modern woman in our society, her experience as a heterosexual woman in the modern dating world, and her view on female sexuality.
 
Claudia's work has got featured on It’s Nice That, Artsy, Galore Magazine, Konbini, Hunger Magazine, etc. She has had the opportunities to collaborate with great clients, such as Playboy (U.S.), Lush (U.K.), AMV BBDO (U.K.), CoppaFeel! (U.K.), Jump From Paper (Taiwan), Behind Bars (Hong Kong), Madlady (Sweden), etc. She has also had several solo exhibitions around the world, such as London (Brick Lane), Miami (Wynwood Art District), Tokyo (Shibuya), Hong Kong (Lan Kwai Fong) and Beijing (798 Art Zone). In 2017 and 2018, I exhibited my work at Aqua Art Miami (South Beach) which is one of the most well-known international art fairs during Miami Art Week.
作品全數收益將捐贈予「關注婦女性暴力協會」,支持協會的性暴力相關政策及法律改革倡議,及在校園和社區的性暴力預防教學工作。想了解更多詳情或有興趣購買作品人士可電郵 irene@rainlily.org.hk 查詢。
All income of the artwork will be donated to the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women for their advocacy on sexual violence related policy and legal reform, and community education on anti-sexual violence. For more details, please contact us.
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