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Gabby Edlin

CEO and Founder, Bloody Good PeriodUnited Kingdom
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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" 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" - 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
    Because 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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Work history
    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
    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.