Healthy Conversation, Period.
Dates: March 6 – May 28, 2019
Join THEMUSEUM in discovering, discussing, and destigmatizing the natural process of menstruation through dialogue, art and a healthy dose of reality. In partnership with Diva International Inc., maker of the DivaCup, a global company headquartered in Waterloo Region who have revolutionized the menstrual care industry, we’re ready to showcase all things FLOW. Yours and ours.
FLOW | The Menstruation Exhibition is a collection of installations that tackles the taboo topic of monthly bleeding and reproductive health in a setting that removes the unnecessary shame from this important discussion. By destigmatizing the conversation surrounding an integral part of many people’s lives, FLOW will educate, create connections and transform perceptions.
Curated by Virginia Eichhorn, FLOW features a variety of artistic media including installation, performance, dance, paint and embroidery. With menstruation as muse, the artists have challenged themselves to create pieces that are reflective and address ideas and attitudes that relate to contemporary society. It’s all about menstruation beginning this March at THEMUSEUM.
FLOW | The Menstruation Exhibition is included with the price of admission.
Exhibition design created by Andrea Deering, Kitchener-Waterloo based Graphic Designer & Visual Artist.
Ann Marie Hadcock
Pearl Van Geest
Be a Part of the Conversation.
We are in search of personal stories that we can showcase as a part of FLOW: The Menstruation Exhibition as we work to destigmatize this taboo topic.
By answering questions such as “What was your first period experience like?” and “Do you have any advice related to menstrual health?” you will help us gather diverse perspectives and tackle this topic of monthly bleeding and reproductive health in a setting that removes the unnecessary shame from this important discussion. By destigmatizing the conversation surrounding an integral part of many people’s lives, FLOW will educate, create connections, and transform perceptions.
Your story contributions could come in the form of audio or video recordings, these stories would then be displayed as a part of our exhibition to provide a face and voice to the experiences shared.
If you wish to remain anonymous, that is okay.
Alternatively, you can provide a written account of your story and we, at THEMUSEUM, can anonymously voice that for you.
If you would like to participate, please review the Personal Story Request below and submit your video, audio or written story file, along with the signed Release Form to info@THEMUSEUM.ca.
Thank you for helping us create Healthy Conversation, Period.
Donate a Product Days:
Bring a menstrual product to THEMUSEUM on the following dates, and receive $5 admission*!
Friday, March 8, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
*Each visitor will need to donate a product to be eligible for a discounted admission rate.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Free admission to the Tampon Tuesday event.
Monday, May 27, 2019 | Discounted admission to the Monday Bloody Monday: Carrie screening at the Apollo. See Apollo website for details.
The screening will be $6 if a menstrual care product is donated. Regular priced tickets are $12.
Product donated throughout the exhibition will be distributed in partnership with The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic District School Board.Media Coverage