Artists To Watch: Rupi Kaur

Artist to lookout for:  Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur is a Toranto based photographer and Poet. She posts poetry about womanhood, love, loss and more. I recently was amazed by the photograph she put on Instagram where it was her on bed with a period stain on her pajamas. Unfortunately, Instagram took it down because it violated the community guidelines. Rupi’s response was amazing,
“I will not apologise for not feeding the ego and pride of misogynist society that will have my body in an underwear but not be ok with a small leak when your pages are filled with countless photos/accounts where women (so many who are underage) are objectified, pornified, and treated less than human.”

Inspired by her photograph, I did an acrylic painting of the picture using soft colors to represent my version of the picture and how important it is for people to realize a woman's body is beautiful, no matter what time of the month they are.

For more resources please read Rupi Kaur’s book Milk and Honey