Protection

Medium: Artist's tears, glitter, condom, jar
Dimensions: 12cm x 10cm x 9cm

We were taught how to protect ourselves from pregnancy*, but we were not taught how to protect ourselves from emotion, from feelings, from pain. However, even though I am hurt, my hurt belongs to me and I am strong. You can make me cry but my tears are mine.

*I grew up with access to a decent sex education, as well as access to contraception. Not everyone has this privilege, and I can only speak for my own experience.

Exhibited as part of Nasty Women UK, Hackney Wick 2017.