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Hello Friends!

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the end of summer as well as the beginning of fall. Rob and I have been enjoying the beautiful Colorado scenery with our weekly hikes at Red Rocks and the surrounding area. I'm looking forward to watching the foliage change out there in the coming weeks. 

As you may recall, earlier this summer I curated my very first art show called Widening the Cycle for the Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice Conference. The events were hosted at the Suffolk University Law School in downtown Boston by the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights. What began as a small nugget of an idea grew into hugely rewarding experience. Planning and executing this show was full of so many professional challenges and surprises. In the end, it was pleasure to discover that the artwork I selected perfectly complimented the intersectional themes highlighted during the research presentations and activism workshops. In fact, several attendees stopped to tell me how the visual art added a wonderful dimension to their overall conference experience. Throughout the weekend, the show was well attended by conference attendees as well as Boston locals. All and all Widening the Cycle was a great success!

Want to see photos from the installation in Boston? Download the free PDF here.

Prefer to check it out e-book style? Visit this site.

In addition to curating Widening the Cycle, I also organized and moderated a special plenary session where 5 participating artists discussed the role of art in affecting social change. Thanks to Rob's videography skills, we filmed the panel discussion to share with art lovers and change agents everywhere.
Widening the Cycle Artist Panel

Beyond “Menstruation Bathroom”:
Stimulating Social Change Through Visualizations of
Gendered Blood

Total Runtime: 1:05:30
  • Introductions / Selection from Exhibit catalogue: 0:04
  • Diana Álvarez: 9:20
  • Gabriella Boros: 18:04
  • Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch: 23:39
  • Lucy Madeline: 33:41
  • Kyle: 41:06
  • Q & A: 45:56
WideningTheCycleArtistPanel 1 1
Other highlights from the Menstrual Health & Reproductive Justice Conference:
Widening the Cycle Exhibit Catalogue
Includes foreword "We Bleed" by Ruth Green-Cole situating menstrual blood within art history.
See It Live.

Now thru September 30, 2015
Our Bodies Our Blood Group Show
Plan B Gallery at Plan B Merchants Co-op
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Click for more info about OBOB.

Feminist Art Conference presents
Looking Forward, Looking Back
September 13 - 27, 2015
Great Hall Exhibition Space
OCAD University
Toronto, Ontario

Click for more info about FAC.

Register for the FAC Conference.
Armchair Activism

Visit to learn more about this campaign aimed at raising awareness and de-stigmatizing menstruation. You can be part of the international menstrual dialogue by joining in on social media with the hashtag #LetsFaceItPeriod.

Visit for more info about this campaign.

All the bloody best,  


PS. If you dig the art, please share it.
Jen Lewis
Artist & Menstrual Designer
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