"Nothing has really happened until it has been described" - Virginia Woolf
For International Women's Day, I was asked to select some work screaming what it means to be a woman to me. I've chosen to share two series about what people say.
A woman's experience
Maternity, Microgynon and Cavern Men are deft line drawings from experience. Comments made in front of me or to me. Microgynon being the 'go-to' thing for my doctor to prescribe me for my skin, and anything else, from the age of 14.
Maternity // Beverley Irving
Microgynon // Beverley Irving
Cavern Men // Beverley Irving
Boys and girls
After a conversation with family members regarding the expected interests of girls and boys, I found myself staying quiet even though I did not agree because I don't have children.
"Girls like stories" // Beverley Irving
"Boys like facts" // Beverley Irving
The same books // Beverley Irving
Read more about the IWD19 from the National Student
See more work from Beverley Irving here.
Lead Image: "Girls like stories" Beverley Irving.