Louisville Magazine

MAY 2019

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strokein.org ypal.org/events 40 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 5.19 "There are dick drawings everywhere," says 34-year- old artist Chelsea Mae. "They're all over the place, so I thought it was time to have some cute little vulvas around, too." Mae's pink crocheted vulvas, which hang from telephone poles in front of local businesses (such as Nachbar and the Post in Germantown), are not a response to the average penis doodle at a bus stop. "The vulvas became this cute and soft way to acknowledge something that is hard to talk about," says Mae, who was inspired by her own experience with domestic violence. She also mentions the play The Vagina Monologues and its author Eve Ensler's V-Day movement to end violence against women. She has made nearly 100 vulvas since learning to crochet last fall and has hung them in front of businesses near where she lives in the Meriwether neighbor- hood, as well as in NuLu, the Highlands, downtown and Middletown. "I tried to make sure they weren't obscene," Mae says. "Like, they have a little button for the clitoris. I didn't want to offend people. That was not the point." Each vulva has a laminated tag with #VulvasOverLouisville written on it, so that onlookers can follow her project on Instagram, where she shares information about violence against women. "It's been awesome to create art, put it up and hear from people who are moved by it," she says. "That gives me fulfillment." — Katie Molck THE BIT WE LOVE THE STROKE AWARENESS DAY HEALTH FAIR at Jefferson Mall• 4801 Outer Loop, 40219 Located CENTER COURT (by Round One) Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Risks, warning signs, prevention, recovery, rehabilitation, treatment and available resources, goodie bags, giveaways and MORE! TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH FREE stroke risk and health assessments Produced by: CALL (502) 499-5757 for more information FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Sponsored by: Baptist Health Supporting Sponsors: Masonic Homes of Kentucky Norton Neuroscience Institute Encompass Health Come out and meet Asia Ford strokekyin.org #WHYIYPAL "I YPAL to surround myself with incredibly diverse people who have a similar drive and goals and to maximize our impact as Young Professionals. I YPAL to make Louisville a better place!" Cassidy Hyde Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana & YPAL Board Member Connect. Engage. Develop. YPAL.org/Events

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