We are excited to announce the launch of The Fellowship of the CRIN, a project for and by young people working at the intersection of human rights and the arts.
In its pilot phase, four young women will spend six months developing a project on how the shame, stigma and hygiene misinformation surrounding menstruation contribute to human rights concerns for women, girls and non-binary people in every region and corner of the world.
This new project will become part of CRIN’s soon-to-be-launched sister organisation in Berlin: The Rights Studio. As a social enterprise, it will focus on human rights and art in three initial areas: a fellowship for young artists, an independent publishing house, and curating public events such as talks and exhibitions.
But first things first, the Fellowship of the CRIN is crowdsourcing stories and experiences in all languages to be featured in an educational book about period poverty called Red Cloud, designed to break misconceptions and beat the stigma and shame around menstruation.
The Fellowship welcomes any period-related story and encourages all generations to share theirs! To get ideas flowing, your topic could be:
my first period,
my last period,
a time I was period shamed,
funny period stories,
my period empowers me, or
if you are not a menstruator, what your experience is with periods.