Colorado Springs Independent

It's time to celebrate body positivity

Alissa Smith Aug 24, 2018 10:00 AM
Menstrual Art & Body Positive Art Party, Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall,
Go With the Flow Colorado knows all too well the stigma surrounding menstruation.

In fact, they exist to combat that stigma, provide menstrual and personal hygiene products to people in need, and help folks of all genders feel more comfortable in their bodies. Toward that end, they have partnered with GLO Meet-ups and Pikes Peak Womxn for Liberation to host an art-making party celebrating all bodies. Go With the Flow recognizes “that not all womxn [a variation on the word ‘women’] and not only womxn menstruate,” according to co-organizer Olivia Romero. “In order to be inclusive, this is also a body-positive art event where we invite trans, gender-nonconforming, nonbinary, genderfluid and womxn-identifying people to come out and create art about their bodies in an effort to stop the stigma around certain parts of them.” The theme of the event may be menstruation, but body positivity includes any part of the body that carries a stigma — body hair, facial hair, etc. So in addition to bringing your own art supplies, be sure to bring a body positive attitude and an idea for your body-positive project.