Fick art exhibition, tampon artist Fick, who was born without a uterus and has no uterus to speak of, is creating a new exhibit for women of color and genderqueer people of color.
The exhibit, which will run through November, is titled “Vacation” and will include art, photography, and fashion, according to its Facebook page.
Fick is also collaborating with the Feminist Pregnancy Project to present a “Vaccination and Birth Outline” to the general public through her Instagram account.
The exhibition will also feature a book that explores the relationship between women of various cultures.
Ficks Instagram page.
The artist has long championed the importance of menstruation, saying it’s “not about the thing itself, but about how it affects our bodies.”
The “VaxFest” event in the U.S. is meant to highlight how menstruation can be a way to “reclaim a woman’s body,” Fick said in an interview with Cosmopolitan.
“I think the menstrual cycle is a powerful thing for people to understand.”
Ficks said the exhibit will highlight how a woman is not “a woman without her vagina,” adding, “The tampon has been around for a very long time, and it’s been a way for people of all genders to share our stories and celebrate ourselves.”
Fick has been a prominent figure in tampon culture since she was a child, working with women of all ages and backgrounds to craft products like tampons and sanitary napkins, and creating custom-made tampons for women.
Her work has also made her a favorite in feminist art circles, where she’s received praise from feminist artists and writers.
Fitch said that she’s also “struggling with my own identity” as a woman and a queer woman.
“If I don’t have my uterus, I feel like I’m not a woman,” she said.
“It’s hard for me to be a woman in a culture that wants to be one.
I feel so out of place in this very narrow space of feminine beauty.”
The exhibit will run until Nov. 5, with a sale going on now through the event’s Facebook page to help raise funds for the project.