I had hoped to blog about this earlier, but with all the stuff going on it inadvertently slipped through my writing.
I joined the UTERUS FLAG PROJECT. This project is the brainchild of Escondido artist Terrilyn Quick to raise awareness on the overmedicalization of women especially unnecessary hysterectomies. I thought that this project was interesting and it also connected to me on a personal level. Because even in this day and age women still have a lot to learn regarding reproductive health. The uterus is symbolic because as Quick said, “This is the first room we all came from”.
My embroidered uterus flag was filled with sequins and outline stitch. I chose bright colors because they symbolized life and red thread to signify blood.