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.
- "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" - 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.
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- YESTERDAY 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 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
- 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/
- When 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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- Visual Arts
- Art Direction
- Fine Art
- Creative Event
- Marketing Strategy
- Problem Solving
- Project Management
Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries (distinction
- London, United Kingdom
Design Thinking & Creative Social Innovation