Publication on Eugene Weekly

 

I had the honour to make illustrations for the Pride issue of Eugene Weekly (August 2017); one for the cover and one accompanying accompanying this issue's lead story about bisexual invisibility, written by Kelly Kenoyer.

Find the article here: http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20170810/lead-story/bisexual-invisibility

Working as artist in residence @ De Torenkamer for Radio4

This week I'll be working as artist in residence at De Torenkamer for the Dutch radio show "Opium" (Radio4). From Monday till Friday I'll be working and living in Vondel CS (Vondelpark, Amsterdam), and I'll be making a new painting. This painting is part of a new series of portraits I've been working on for the past two months.

I'll be interviewed about the work and the process on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11pm. On Friday my work will be revealed during the live radio show. 

You can follow the process >>HERE<<

De Torenkamer (Vondel CS, left tower - Vondelpark, Amsterdam)

De Torenkamer (Vondel CS, left tower - Vondelpark, Amsterdam)

"Baby Blue I", finished piece that I brought as inspiration.

"Baby Blue I", finished piece that I brought as inspiration.


Collaboration with She Blooms

"Celebrate your first period!" 

I'm collaborating with She Blooms, a wonderful project with as main focus to let mothers and daughters in South Africa communicate about menstruation and female sexuality, leading to a more a happy and safe sexual development. In 4 sessions they teach the mothers everything there is to know about the menstruation cycle. In a creative and positive way they work on investigating the physical, emotional and mental side of the cycle. They are also stimulated to share their stories and experiences. At the last session She Blooms give the mothers a personal period soap. The soap is a gift for their daughters and can be seen as a new ritual for mothers to share with their daughters once they’ve menstruated for the first time and officially become a woman. It also serves as a conversational piece to start talking about menstruation. I made two illustrations for She Blooms, and they will be part of the soap box. 

She Blooms is still in their crowdfunding phase, so feel free to donate and support their beautiful project!

Instagram: @sheblooms.nl
Website: www.sheblooms.nl

Illustration: Hilde Atalanta - The Vulva Gallery for She Blooms

Illustration: Hilde Atalanta - The Vulva Gallery for She Blooms

Publication on Bodypositivity.com

Recently I was interviewed by Corinne Santiago for the website bodypositivity.com about The Vulva Gallery, for an article where they shared the work and inspiring message of 11 wonderful body positivity advocates. And I'm one of them, yay! 

Thank you Corinne for spreading the word of body positivity with your wonderful website, and thank you for sharing so many good things about all of us in the article.

You can find the article HERE.

Publication in nrc.next

On this International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, my illustrations have been published in the Dutch newspaper nrc.next, accompanying an article about vulva art and the message behind it. Thank you Daan Borrel, for writing this wonderful piece and giving attention to vulva diversity and body positivity! 

You can find the article HERE.

Interview on VagEsteem

Recently I was interviewed by Vanessa Geffrard, a Baltimore based sexual health educator, for VagEsteem™, a workshop series and podcast that teaches women how to have good and healthy sex through courageous conversations. The podcast serves as a safe space for women to have courageous conversations about their sexual/reproductive health. The basis of the podcast is to also encourage women to learn from each other and serve as a safe space where women can have fun and light- hearted conversations about body image, sex, love, relationships, and everything in between.

Vanessa asked me all kinds of questions about The Vulva Gallery, and we had such a wonderful conversation!

Thank you Vanessa, for taking time to have such a great and open talk with me about the vulva gallery, anatomy, sexuality and body positivity. 

You can listen to the podcast below.

For more podcasts, workshops and information about VagEsteem, you can visit the VagEsteem Website.