StainsTM – Making the invisible, visible
The biggest menstrual issue reported in schools in surveys shared in 1992 and 2012 was the fear of leaking blood in school. In more than 20 years little has changed. Since the beginning of the disposable menstrual product industry, companies have tried to sell their products using the fear of leaking blood through clothes, using stains and shame as leverage.
Chella’s work provides an outlet for people to make the invisible, visible. By including menstruators on the margins , other aspects of invisibility also are given the space to be made visible, and there is often an intersectional empowerment evident for those who might normally fall between the cracks of most of the mainstream menstrual discourse.