Breaking down taboos one illustration at a time
DAISY WAKEFIELD - SHE/HER
Daisy Wakefield is a multidisciplinary artist intertwining printmaking, illustration and animation to humorously commentate on political and societal issues in order to reduce stigma. Daisy tackles topics such as; gender, race, class and intersectionality through commissions, social media and public exhibitions.
Daisy is one of the UK’s leading Period Poverty activists where she used a portion of her student loan to supply free sanitary products at her University of UWE.
Daisy is a regular public speaker for Period Poverty and sex-positive education at events such as; BBC Radio, The Labour Party, Manchester & Bristol University and panel discussions.
Daisy Wakefield is a regular artist for The Labour Party, where she has been featured in the Labour Party Graphic Design Art Pack and features on their social media platforms during campaigns. Additionally, she is a resident creative for 100 Women I Know, to empower all survivors and their allies.
The Labour Party, Labour Party Graphic Design, Freedom4Girls, 100 Women I know, #FREEPERIODS, She Shirts, BBC, NUS Women’s Campaign, Sasha Shuttleworth.
First Class BA (Hons): Drawing & Printmaking, University of the West of England
Distinction Art Foundation Diploma, Northbrook Metropolitan College
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IN COLLABORATION WITH BLOODY GOOD PERIOD
I’m back up to my old tricks but this time with the help of Bloody Good Period (BGP)
In recent months BGP have received an influx of requests for period products from university students! These items are ESSENTIAL for anyone who menstruates - and a lack of access has a huge impact on an individual’s self-esteem and mental health, and, of course, on a student’s ability to fully participate in their studies.
BGP are currently working 5-6 times their pre-COVID capacity, so they simply don’t have the resources to supply universities as well.
We believe universities should be providing period products to their students, as part of their duty of care towards them.
Students have already suffered from the chaos, uncertainty and stress of results and clearing, from the major limitations on usual student life, and the collapse of the job market, making financial hardships a reality for far too many.
Join our #BloodyStudents campaign by writing to university vice-chancellors and MPs to call on universities to step in and provide these essential products.
You can download the template letters to help you HERE: