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Sanni Wessman

BA Thesis



Red – Stories About Periods (Punaista – Tarinoita Kuukautisista)


Red – Stories About Periods (Punaista – Tarinoita Kuukautisista) is part of Sanni Wessman’s Bachelor’s Thesis. In her thesis she researches the stigma and shame of menstruation and how the visual communication design can play a part in ending the period shame. Red – Stories About Periods is a concept of an illustrated book which consist of 12 true stories about periods. It aims to present periods in a relatable and easily approachable way to remind the reader that periods are a normal part of our lives.