A woman is sharing selfies after ‘anointing’ her ‘third eye’ with her own period blood in the name of ‘female empowerment’.
Chloe Isidora, an expert in Shamanism, Crystalline Consciousness and Herbalism, is on a mission to connect women to their menstrual cycles.
In doing so, she has utilised the power of social media in an attempt to debunk a few taboos about the life-giving time of the month – but it’s not to everyone’s liking.
Her selfies with period blood wiped onto her forehead and across her cheeks, in her own words, represent an act of ‘marking yourself as sacred’.
But Chloe has lamented the fact she gets messages in her inbox calling her ‘fucking crazy’.
You can check out some of her selfies in the compilation post below:
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Someone sent me a message today in response to me having blood on my forehead, which said “She’s actually fucking lost it.” I’m sure the message was not meant to be sent directly to me, but it totally got me thinking.. Before I begin talking about blood small side note, I think that I’m so normal, to think that others might think otherwise gives me so much pleasure and actually makes me smile a lot. 🌹 But back to blood if you not familiar with communing with your blood I’m sure it would appear to be a weird thing to do. So here’s why I do it. 🌹 When you are bleeding you are most connect to Spirit, this means that you can receive many insights with deep clarity, your inner guidance and inner wisdom are at its strongest. It is a powerful time. When you anoint your 3rd eye with your blood it brings you into an even deep presence with yourself. You are honouring your blood marking yourself as sacred. By honouring your bleed time and blood you are rewriting the the stories around periods being disgusting, dirty and labeled as the “curse”. By honouring your blood to are claiming your full empowerment as a women, which is your birth right. 🌹 For me this bleed was wildly expansive, I had many insights, visions, knowings and it all happened from the sofa with my eyes closed, with blood on my forehead. I feel totally enriched and refuelled by taking proper time to rest and tune inwards to receive myself. I also offered my blood to the earth in ceremony, with my dear sister @reginarhythm and I’m so grateful to have other women in my life who believe and know on a cellular level how important womb/blood work is for women. 🌹 And now here’s multiple pics of the many of the times I have blessed myself with my own blood. If you practice this too, why is important for you and what are your experiences?! Would love to hear. 🌹🔥♥️🔥🌹 • • • • • • • • • • • • • #blood #bleed #periods #mymoon #mymoonpower #menstrualcycle #menstrualcycleawareness #womensempowerment #womensupportingwomen #divinefeminine #empowerment #sacredselflove #sacredselfcare #womblove #wombpower #wombheart #wombwisdom
She has offered an explanation for her so-called anointing process, writing on Instagram:
When you are bleeding you are most connect to Spirit, this means that you can receive many insights with deep clarity, your inner guidance and inner wisdom are at its strongest.
It is a powerful time. When you anoint your 3rd eye with your blood it brings you into an even deep presence with yourself. You are honouring your blood marking yourself as sacred.
By honouring your bleed time and blood you are rewriting the the stories around periods being disgusting, dirty and labeled as the ‘curse’.
She concluded her actions claim her ‘full empowerment as a women’ which she justifiably adds is her ‘birth right’. Despite the hate, Isidora told Dazed Digital she will continue in her desire to connect women to their menstrual cycles.
She mused about the societal taboo synonymous with periods, adding:
Connecting and being in tune with our menstrual cycle is everything. It’s total madness that one of the most integral parts of our womanhood has been hidden in the shadows for so long.
If you think about it when you first got your period, how did you feel? Was it celebrated or hidden?
The former fashion assistant isn’t alone. A Californian woman called Demetra Nyx also uses her own period blood to share messages of female empowerment, writing slogans like ‘Shame Less‘ on her thighs in the fluid.
To be fair, if you’re squeamish about their Instagram accounts, you a) don’t have to follow them and b) probably should’ve listened harder to where you came from in Biology class.
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A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.