From zines to essays to poetry, the message of Schlesinger Library's "Out For Blood" exhibit remains decisive. Menstruation, Sullivan says, is “not some kind of ailment, but it’s just a part of your life. It’s a healthy, wonderful thing.”
Out for Blood features the writings of menstruators throughout the decades.
The Period Game, a menstruation-themed board game, is one of the objects on exhibit at Out of Blood.
Lee A. Sullivan is the curator of Out for Blood, an exhibition of menstruation artifacts at Harvard’s Schlesinger Library.
She soon realized her store could solve two problems: meet the need for inexpensive art supplies, as well as reduce the amount of used materials that are tossed in good condition.
Beyond just craft supplies, Make & Mend has a collection of secondhand pins and jewelry.
Inside of the new Make & Mend brick-and-mortar store, where shoppers can wander to find a variety of secondhand arts and crafts supplies.
Inside of the new Make & Mend store in Somerville.
But the free shopping experience has a deeper story. “The real purpose of this swap,” We Thieves owner Sandra E. Rossi explains, “is just to keep garments in circulation as long as possible before they actually get donated.”
A man carries clothing into the swapping space at Warehouse XI.
A line of people wait with their garments to check in outside of the warehouse.
Swapper searches through the racks inside Warehouse XI at No Frill All Fun in Somerville.
The live music from Sue Bell and friends set the soundtrack to the warehouse full of attendees at the No Frills All Fun Clothing Swap.
Once you enter the sea of Truly and Bud Light cans in the basement of The Middle East, the appeal of ENK becomes clear. This is Emo Night Karaoke, the traveling concert that supplies live instrumentals for a “total nightlife experience” in cities throughout the East Coast.
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