Rosie Toole for Thinx

'Introducing Get BodyWise: Challenging stigmas with shame-free body education''

Thinx is an awesome period pants company, based in America, but shipping their gorgeous pants worldwide!

This month, Thinx launched their new campaign 'Get BodyWise'. The campaign aims to increase the education surrounding topics of the female body and menstruation. As well as, also addressing the current sigma around such topics being discussed open and publicly.

They note '80% of teens say they are taught more about the biology of frogs than the human female body in school, and more than half of adults who menstruate feel too ashamed or embarrassed to seek help when they have questions about their bodies.' This was so shocking to us to read in the office and we couldn't wait to hear how our amazing artists could be involved and help spread the word. Get BodyWise wants to open to chat and create shame free body literacy! We love it! 

The concept of video for the campaign was to illustrate the sigma surrounding topics of the female body through the use of AI. When you ask AI to create a visual for any of the following topics including; periods, menstruation or menopause the imagery is all very dark, very cold, very sad and very lonely.

Not wanting to fully use AI to illustrate these visuals BBDO LA reached out to work with three of our brilliant artists to help further emphasise these visuals and showcase AI's poor subconscious messaging around these topics. Rosie Toole, Mary Joak and Alexandria Hall all created their very own piece for the campaign. Rosie tackled the menopause, Mary took on PMS and Alexandria menstruation. Their goal was to create a piece through the same perspective and lense as AI,  who present all of the above in such a negative light.

Oh my goodness did they smash it! These visuals although negative are so beautiful and certainly tell the story of loneliness, stigma and lack of understanding.  

Rosie's hand painted piece expresses the loneliness, isolation, worry and emptiness that AI presented the menopause as. Rosie's beautiful yet upsetting piece really tells the story of how we perceive this change in a women's life and body and how not speaking of it or celebrating it leaves women feeling alone in such a big change.

A massive thank you to Carlie at BBDO LA, it was such a pleasure working with you and the team and we are so thrilled with this collaboration!

You can check out this important and beautiful campaign via the Thinx website here.

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