This year’s Awareness Week takes place between March 3rd – 9th 2014.
Our campaign slogan this year is, “It’s OK to talk. Period.” Many women learn to normalise pain they experience during their period and not to talk about out loud.
We’re encouraging women and teenagers to break a taboo and talk about their periods. To find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved, visit: http://endometriosis-uk.org/news/its-ok-talk-period-37184
My part in this campaign started with a request from EndoUK after I created the MWM-2014 posters. (see later post) I was more then happy to help, as the charity is close to my heart as I have stage 4 Endometriosis.
I had designed these ladies a few years ago and have used them to raise awareness of Endometriosis. EndoUK had also used an illustration featuring them before, so it seemed only fair they where used again, but in a complete new way… by focusing on just the faces. The poster came first, then I made Facebook and twitter banner to match.
I really enjoy drawing these ladies. They always feel like they are very delicate and feminine. They are simple, use the negative space really well, as well as showing a range of different races and facial features very easily.
Show your support for our new campaign by downloading our special Facebook cover photo and displaying it on your own profile!
To download follow this link:
Open the cover photo. Right click and select save as, then upload them to your Facebook account. And voila, you have a snazzy new look for your profile that should get people talking!
Date: 13th March 2014
Distance: 2.5 miles
What is the Million Woman March?
Across the globe, millions of women will be taking part in a peaceful demonstration to raise awareness of endometriosis and the plight of those who suffer from the condition. It’s a chance for everyone affected by endometriosis to come together and make their voices heard!
The official UK Million Woman March and will take place in London.
On Thursday 13th March 2014 between 12:00pm and 3:00pm we will be marching in London’s Kensington Gardens by kind permission of the Royal Parks.
We will also be live Tweeting and posting Facebook updates for those not able to be with us on the day.
Join us and let your voice be heard!
I am delighted to have designed these posters to help draw interest to the March!
If you re-blog them, please make sure you link them back here and to the official website page: http://endometriosis-uk.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=54#.UufNKXfFJz8
Thanks and see you there!
This project all started with me (Kaye Sedgwick) wanting to just give something back to Endometriosis UK after its helpline supported me after I was diagnosed five years ago. I was scared, confused and felt so alone, but they helped me find answers and point me in the direction that has helped me move forward.
I created these illustration which where used in their teenage awareness campaign in 2012.
For every piece sold I shall donate $1.00 to Endometriosis UK.
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