Episode #5 with Isabel from Craft&Cramps 🇬🇧 "I think to see it, to visualize it breaks another taboo down"
This time, I sat down with Isabel who came to mine to talk about the periods topic. A lot of things have been said! I was really curious about her crafting art and what brought her to make embroidery pieces (among many other beautiful things she makes) around menstruations. Through her art and the collective that she created Crafts&Cramps, Isabel wants to "spark a conversation" and I knew before our interview that we will have a great one!
Isabel also has an Instagram account where you can see more of her crafting art :)
Summary of the episode:
04:31 "I started this project maybe, I think, 1 and a half year ago..."
09:00 How little we know about menstruations and the medical conditions that are related to periods (for example endometriosis)
12:00 Why it is a super political topic.
15:00 The first menstruations. How as a young girl, we can « shut down » even growing up in progressive family
25:20 What would say to younger Isabel who is about or is having her 1st menstruations? "I would have need something to educate myself… »
29:50 Talking about menstruation within the family environment
33:08 How visualizing menstrual blood is inviting everybody to talk about it « i want people to realize if they are offended it’s because they also internalized something. It’s not because it’s disgusting, it’s because you grew up learning it was disgusting »
44:18 the period positive mouvement needs to aware, careful not to exclude anybody and encourage inclusivity. How Crafts & Cramps has entered a process of representing different body types
46:50 Do you think about menopause?
52:25 In the future, there will not be any podcast or period positive movement anymore. Isabel’s hopes for the year 2400