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Art project promotes body positivity for women and girls


I Am Woman is a socially conscious art project, aimed at helping women and menstruating girls to nurture love and acceptance for their body and will take place at the Trinity Rooms in Stroud on Saturday, February 4th, 10am – 6pm.

It is the creation of Shropshire-based visionary artist Lisa Lochhead. Lisa developed the project as a positive, creative response to the fear and distortion about the female body that young women face today.

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She says: “Women and girls are bombarded with unreal representations and opinions about the female body. Which can make it increasingly hard to accept our bodies. How it looks. How it develops. How it changes and ages. In amongst a growing world of distortion and denial of the biological reality of woman and womanhood.

“My aim is to provide a safe, nurturing space where they can explore their relationship with their body in a fun, creative way, and discover how truly beautiful they are.”

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The initial vision for the project is as a series of art days across the UK. The women and girls draw an outline around their body to create a life size image, then paint/collage it with mixed materials to represent how they feel about their body. The Vision is that all completed artwork will then form an I Am Woman exhibition at each location on the same day in 2023.

Places are available for women, or menstruating girls under 18 accompanied by a female guardian. There is also a bursary fund available for those who need financial support.

I Am Woman art day takes place on Saturday, 4th February, at the Trinity Rooms, Field Road, Stroud, GL5 2HZ, 10am-6pm. Cost is £50 per woman, £90 for a mum and a girl.

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