Rapi Kaur: Speaking on behalf of women of every generation!


Gem of the Week 3/15/17

Have you ever read words and been completely swept away in understanding and empathy. Rapi as a way of doing that in her poetry. Whether is be in regards to the relationship she has with her mother or the intimacies of her romantic relationships, one thing is always true, Rapi moves you.


She got alot of visibility recently with a photo that was part of a project for her visual rhetoric course at the University of Waterloo titled Period. The photo shows Kuar curled up in bed, dressed in a t-shirt and sweatpants. She also is menstruating, and a bit of blood has visibly leaked through her pants and onto the bed. The photo was removed from her Instagram account — twice and caused an uproar amongst women everywhere. She began a revolution with that blood. We honor her today as our Gem Of The Week!

By: Rachel Cargle

Social Media Manager BUPeriod



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