This has been one heck of a summer. It’s been very busy, and very exciting. I’m going to put up some photos with captions and tell you all about it. I was a speaker at a Pecha Kucha talk, we went to Edinburgh, I did two readings in New York and got stranded in a hurricane, and in between, the zines were in an exhibition at Site Gallery in Sheffield. Come back to this post soon for more.
Contribute to Adventures in Menstruating #8!Get in touch if you've got some period comedy writing and cartoon and poetry stylings!
Why Adventures in Menstruating?Chella thinks menstruation is funny. This is why she writes about it, talk about it and makes up silly jokes about it. Then she laughs. A lot. How can menstruation be funny? The same way other stuff is funny. It's a taboo subject - the shock of it all always gets a giggle right away and, immature or not, the gross-out factor can be fun. Laughter is therapeutic - sometimes periods are a pain in the uterus, and that moment of recognition feels good. Shared experience rocks! Comedy as subversion is addictive - once you start undermining those stereotypes and analysing the euphemisms, you just can't stop. Menstruation has historically, socially and culturally been cloaked in fear and shame. Deconstructing menstrual stigmas, with brute force when necessary, is empowering. Oh yeah - all her stuff is for menstruators and non-menstruators of all genders