Gabby Edlin

Gabby Edlin

CEO and Founder, Bloody Good PeriodUnited Kingdom
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Gabby Edlin

Gabby Edlin

CEO and Founder, Bloody Good PeriodUnited Kingdom
About me
Gabby Edlin, 34, is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the founder and CEO of charity, Bloody Good Period. She started Bloody Good Period back in 2016 when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue asylum-seekers’ drop-in centre, and discovered that sanitary towels were only provided for ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of towels or tampons on Facebook turned into a full-blown operation to collect and distribute toiletries and period supplies for asylum seekers all around the UK. Gabby has a Masters in Applied Imagination from Central St Martins specialising in feminism and comedy. She lives in North London. Gabby was named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Top Changemakers in October 2018 and Stylist’s Woman of the Week.
Projects
  • The Gendered Object
    The Gendered Object"The Gendered Object" This project was a part of my Masters in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. The title for this project comes from Pat Kirkham's 1996 book of the same name, which explores "the way in which objects in everyday life are made socially acceptable and appropriate for women and men." Let's make no bones about it. The beauty and hygiene industry is set up to make women feel like shit. That's how they make billions and
  • A Woman Walks Into a Bar
    A Woman Walks Into a Bar"A Woman Walks into a Bar" - Feminist Comedy for Men This project was a part of my Masters in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. "How can comedy be used to engage men in feminism using character development?" Tough question? I attempted to answer it with this film, which I made with the brilliant Keir Carroll and Matt Lovett in 2015, as part of my MA in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industies at Central St Martins.
  • Anti - Valentine's Cards
    Anti - Valentine's CardsBecause there is nothing worse than Valentine's cards. Nothing. I designed these during a sort of single, anti-romantic, anti-gender-norming spree and sold them on my card website, www.florenceandpearl.com. F&P is sadly dead now. Sorry.
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Projects credited in
  • Festive Period - Flow Ho Ho!
    Festive Period - Flow Ho Ho!The Festive Period is back! It's the most wonderful time of the month...
  • Stories of Growth — Season 2
    Stories of Growth — Season 2YESTERDAY WAS INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY To celebrate the important occasion and all the womxn out there, we released Season 2 of our weekly Stories of Growth podcast. This month, we shine a light specifically on all of the inspiring female founders igniting positive change around the globe and remind ourselves of all the stellar female founders featured on our podcast. Season 2 launches with Siobhan Lyons, fashion director of The September Issues, a magazine celebrating the diversity and po
  • BLOODY FUNNY!
    BLOODY FUNNY!Photography credit to the bloody wonderful team at Bronac McNeill.
  • Bloody Funny: A Comedy Evening in aid of Bloody Good Period
    Bloody Funny: A Comedy Evening in aid of Bloody Good PeriodBloody Funny is the biggest event in Bloody Good Period's fundraising calendar, featuring some of the biggest names on the UK comedy scene uniting to raise money to fight period poverty. Conceived as a riposte to the accusation that women ‘only make jokes about periods’, Bloody Funny is a comedy fundraiser that has been running for four years. The event is the biggest in the charity’s calendar, featuring some of the leading names on the UK comedy scene uniting to raise money to fight period pov
  • About Bloody Time!
    About Bloody Time!The ASOOO team recently had the bloody fun task of designing Instagram assets for About Bloody Time, a live comedy panel show created to raise funds for Bloody Good Period. Up for a bloody good giggle? Tickets are still available! Join us on Saturday 8th June at Kings Place London for an evening that's sure to make you PMS-L. https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/about-bloody-time/
  • Bloody Good Period
    Bloody Good PeriodWhen asylum seekers reach the UK, they are given just £37.50 per week to live on, with no provision for menstrual supplies, which are classed as ‘luxury’ products. ​ Bloody Good Period is a non-profit organisation set up to provide menstrual products for free to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t otherwise afford them.
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Work history
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    Bloody Good Period logo
    CEOBloody Good Period
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Young Artist Programme CoordinatorRoyal Drawing school
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Craft
  • Drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Comedy
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
Education
    Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries (distinction
     - London, United Kingdom
    Design Thinking & Creative Social Innovation
Awards
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    Evening Standard Progress 1000 Top ChangemakerEvening Standard // ES Magazine
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Vice Chancellor's ScholarshipUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    I was awarded a full MA scholarship from University of the Arts London for Academic Excellence.