Period Portraits is the brainchild of Founder, Tara Pokras. Through her graduate studies in global health, and her role as Women's Health Advocate for The Unmentionables, Tara's curiosity in breaking down the stigma of menstruation deepened. “It feels like people are just craving the chance to share and connect on periods, and also understand themselves more through this process,” she said.
Tara drew from her lifelong love of photography, and her deep connection to storytelling to create this Vagina Monologues-esque space for the modern day (Tara's teenage self would be so proud). Additionally, she was inspired by the incredible work of Humans of New York and Behold. Her.
Intimate interviews are conducted throughout the event to capture your personal period story (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can choose to sit down one-on-one or share your story through a written survey. Either way, we want to capture all the bloody, gory details!
Portraits are taken to mark the empowerment and vulnerability of sharing your period story. You will get a downloadable version after the event to keep, and the portraits will be shared through our social media as well. If a portrait isn't your thing, you can opt to play in our polaroid photo booth!
Connection and Self-Discovery
Period Portraits is really all about connecting with yourself and sharing your personal story with others. Even if you don't think you have a story to share you REALLY DO (I swear!). Let loose and let it flow (hehe literally or not).
We need your support!
To grow Period Portraits and continue to share authentic stories and create powerful spaces of connection, we need your support! This is where YOU can make a big impact. By donating today you will help end shame around periods, support innovative ways to tackle the stigmas around menstrual health and gender equity, and contribute to a social entrepreneur's journey (me!!).