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JWB Loves: Layla Ehsan’s Project ‘Menstruisms’

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  •  May 12, 2015

 

Layla Ehsan is an illustration student who has created a project called “Menstruisms” – a series on menstruation. You should see it!
Layla says – “I needed a way to tell the world how crappy I was feeling! I wanted to inspect, and defy, the stigmas that make me reticent to speak openly about my period and how it makes me feel. It sucks that the world thinks menstruation is too gross to exist, and that complaining about it — and, for that matter, acknowledging its existence in any way — is forbidden.

Ehsan told Buzzfeed she is trying to highlight the ridiculousness of the lengths we go to in order to avoid talking about menstruation. She continues – “…we should be able to tell people we’re on our periods, too. Plain and simple.”

Layla explains – “I wanted to create images that were honest, maybe even graphic, in their depiction of what’s going on behind all the codewords.”

Check out the illustrations that she has created:enhanced-19642-1430846896-1 enhanced-22605-1430846747-17 enhanced-22605-1430847005-23 enhanced-28393-1430932810-24 enhanced-29048-1430846610-45

Well, some of you might call it gross but we absolutely love her imagination!

Follow Layla on Instagram here, and her website is http://www.laylamayehsan.com/.

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