15th May, 2019
About Bloody Time, makes the case for menstrual revolution as an essential key to unlocking gender equality. Thousands of women and girls shared their experience of menstruation and menopause. The results were clear. Shame. Stigma. Humiliation. Disgust. Negative attitudes are pervasive, entrenched, and harmful.
Written by Karen Pickering (feminist organiser) and Jane Bennett (menstrual educator) this book digs deep into the menstrual taboo: where it exists, how it came to be and why it’s so resilient. Our culture asks women and girls to view their bodies through a prism of negativity and fear. We wanted to change that.
A few weeks have passed since we began our Pozible campaign for About Bloody Time to fund the final stage of this project: publishing.
Six days after launching, we hit our initial target of $15,000. And after announcing our stretch goal, we have climbed to over 30K! Thank you all.
Given the huge positive response from our Pozible campaign finishing in June, we were delighted to announce a series of About Bloody Time book launches across Victoria.
Each event featured co-authors, Karen Pickering (feminist organiser) and Jane Bennett (menstrual educator) in conversation with Mary Crooks AO (Executive Director, Victorian Women’s Trust).
Known on Instagram as Young Papadum, Michelle Pereira makes character driven illustrations. Her subjects are trendy and fierce, seen riding motorbikes next to ravens without a care in their world. No wonder we can't get enough of her work.