Submit your anonymous stories and experiences of when you felt the need to hide either your emotional/physical pain in order to avoid pity or shame for being too sensitive.
Regardless of gender, society views showing emotions as a sign of weakness. Women are especially scrutinized for being emotional. And with menstruation stressing our bodies and elevating our emotions even further, it’s no surprise that women choose to hide our experiences of pain, for fear of being judged too emotional and sensitive.
Women’s stories surrounding pain will be chosen to be part of a conceptual art book project, mirrored with images of delicate handkerchiefs and embroidery.
Let us contradict the stereotype of women as pure and fragile by demonstrating the perseverance, dedication, and strength of women.
Deadline: June 30, 2021