The project was inspired by a conversation with Baltimore girls entering puberty. They felt embarrassed to talk about their periods. Since people have negative attitudes towards this topic, some women don't want to talk about it, men may lack empathy with young women who are suffering. We want to show a voice that menstruation is a natural change in a girl’s body when they step into young women.
This video has two parts, using metaphors and daily objects to express the idea that period is normal. In the video, Part One celebrates the growth of girls; Part Two narrates the feeling of young women getting their periods. By using a man’s hands, we attempted to build a bridge between this topic and men, raising awareness of this issue.
Period? Period! was on display at MICA's fall show Final Final, Fox 3 Gallery, December 02 – December 13, 2016.