Lady Days in THEMUSEUM

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Is there a word

for when a dream comes true but you didn't even know it was a dream of yours until the moment that it was realized?

I think there should be just such a word because I have experienced just such a phenomenon and it is a lovely, transcendental, if slightly surreal, feeling.

The Female Empowerment Bracelet is part of a larger exhibit in a museum. Yes, you read that right. Feby is in a museum and by extension, so am I.

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The museum is amusingly called TheMuseum and it is located in Kitchener, Ontario, about an hours drive west of Toronto, where I live.

 

Inside this lovely establishment there is an exhibit called

‘Flow - The Menstruation Exhibition’

This temporary exhibit has been curated by Virginia Eichhorn and features work by eight artists from Ontario; Olivia Carvalho, Tavia Christina, Ann Marie Hadcock, Meg Harder, Joel Richardson, Carolyn Riddell, Alondra Ruiz-Hernandez and Pearl Van Geest.

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One of my favourite pieces were these Flannel robes with hand stitched fabric flowers and embroidery by Ann Marie Hadcock.

Olympia  by Carolyn Riddell

Olympia by Carolyn Riddell

The Flow exhibit is open now until May 28th, 2019 - which just happens to menstrual hygiene day.

On their website THEMUSEUM asks that you join them “in discovering, discussing, and destigmatizing the natural process of menstruation through dialogue, art and a healthy dose of reality.”

This exhibition has been made possible with the partnership and sponsorship of Diva International Inc, - the Canadian makers of your favourite menstrual cup and mine - the DivaCup.

If you have a few hours to spend and especially if you have a teenager or preteen in your family, this would be a fantastic way to have a great conversation about all things menstruation.

Posted on March 30, 2019 and filed under news.