'The DIY Knicker Kit Project' is a dialogical collaboration aimed at unveiling topic around menstruality (menstrual cycles, periods, religious taboo and societal shame linked to menstruation) through making, thinking and discursive processes. 
The collaboration is run under the concept of 'Wombenhood: exploring the field of menstruality'.

Wombenhood:

exploring the field of menstruality

Wombenhood is an emerging dialogical space that explores topics linked to menstrual cycles, periods, societal taboos and other issues related through collaborative and participatory projects.

 

Aims at unveiling and unpicking menstruality with the desire to bring societal change through conversations, human interactions and art-making processes in safe spaces open to all.

Wombenhood's concept is co-founded by Valeria Medici and Rhianne Burgess.

The DIY Knicker Kit Project Online Exhibition 

At conclusion of a three-month collaboration, the physical responses created by the participants and collaborators and some conversation;s abstracts have been curated and installed as part of Valeria Medici's degree show installed in the institution's studio space.

The exhibtion can only be seen via digital photographs in the gallery below and in the University of Northampton online degree show
here.


We wish to thank all the participants, collaborators and people who made this collaboration happen.

If you wish to join future collaborations and conversation around the topic of menstruality, register your interest here

Visit Valeria Medici's page at the UoN Online Degree Show is visible here: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/student_profile/valeria-medici/



Fine Art Digital degree showcase: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/digital-degree-show-2021/digital-degree-showcases/dds-fine-art-ba/ 



The University of Northampton Digital degree showcases is available here: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/digital-degree-show-2021/digital-degree-showcases/

ABOUT WOMBENHOOD

 

Wombenhood is a conversation based project which offers a space for open-ended conversation around the topic of menstrual cycles.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS ONLINE SPACE

A guide for visitors and DIY Knicker Kit Participants

ABOUT DIY KNICKER KIT PROJECT
From 18th January to 22nd March 2021

Dates and topics for each session can be found on the event calendar.

Scroll down this page to watch vodcasts

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ABOUT THE OPEN-ENDED SPACE
Mondays 3-5 pm (GMT) _ Zoom
 
From 18th January to 22nd March 2021
A free virtual room in which audience and Wombenhood's participants can discuss the topic of menstruality.
This space can be used as an opportunity to work on your personal projects, sewing, studio making processes while informally chatting about Wombenhood's work.

 
Scroll down this page to watch the recordings      

Welcome Video for DIY Knicker Kit Participants

The DIY Knicker Kit Project
TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

9th January - 22nd March 2021
Talks and workshops will be stored below in chronological order, from the oldest to the newest.
The DIY K.K. Participants and Collaborators will be receiving email reminders with the Zoom link to attend the sessions. After the event, the recording will be edited and placed on this page. This is to allow each person to watch each session in their own time. We understand that people might be unable to attend to each activity. This is a way we hope to alleviate the pressure and to allow individual freedom.

Paty 1_Talk

Finding sacredness in the body

with Adriana Olíveira and Rhianne Burgess

Wednesday 3rd  February

6 - 7 pm - Zoom

Session open Womnbenhood's project Participants and Collaborators

Finding sacredness in the body

Links to what was mentioned

Introductive PDF

Maisie Hill 'Period Power"_book

https://www.maisiehill.com/ 

Participant's responses and notes to the talk

TO UPLOAD YOUR RESPONSE SEND THE FILE AT wombenhood@hotmail.com

Part 2_Workshop

Finding sacredness in the body

with Adriana Olíveira and Rhianne Burgess

Saturday 13th of February

11 am - 12 pm - Zoom
 

Participant's contribution
Collecting materials and creating responses

TO UPLOAD YOUR RESPONSE SEND THE FILE AT wombenhood@hotmail.com

Co-curatorial conversatrion

Saturday 27th of February

11 am - 12 pm - GMT

Zoom recording
 

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Part 1_Workshop

Perceptions of Menopause

a writing and discussion workshop by Lytisha Tunbridge

Tuesday 1st of March 2021

4o p, - GMT

Zoom recording
 

Note: this session is not available to watch as the participants have requested for the content not to be made public.
 

You are able to view the PowerPoint presentation prepared by Lytisha:

PowerPoint Presentation click to download

Resources of what was discussed during the session:

HENPICKED Menopause training in the workplace:
https://menopauseintheworkplace.co.uk/what-we-do/

Lunch and Learn: Menopause, Mental Health and Brain Fog
Webinar 16th March 12:15 pm GMT
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_26BEJ85uReuu1FMCmCXdRw

Menopause Friendly Accreditation
https://menopausefriendly.co.uk/about-us/

How CBT helps during menopause
https://henpicked.net/how-cbt-helps-during-menopause/

Book Club: Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

https://henpicked.net/bookclub-grown-ups-marian-keyes/

Perception of menopause_a writing and di

Co-curatorial conversation Part 2

Tuesday 9th March

 6 pm - GMT

Zoom recording

9th Mar_6 pm_Co-curatorial conversation

Talk: Menopause_A Lived Experience by Lytisha Tunbridge

Tuesday 16th March

 4 pm - GMT

Zoom

RESOURCES OF POINTS DISCUSSED: