Behold! A Portrait of Donald Trump Made From Menstrual Blood

It seems like Donald Trump is going out of his way to be offensive these days.  He called America “a dumping ground for the rest of the world” at a recent Texas rally. He made an appalling comment about Fox debate moderator Megyn Kelly, saying “you could see there was blood coming out of her you know what.”

In response, an artist has made a portrait of Donald Trump out of blood from her you know what—and is donating all proceeds from sales of the portrait to an immigrant rights organization.  

Portland artist Sarah Levy got the idea for the menstrual blood portrait a month ago, but then had to wait for her period to come around again to acquire the proper material. Finally, on last Saturday, Levy collected her menstrual blood in a tampon and in a DivaCup. She had to use multiple layers of blood to get the perfect tone of Trump’s craggy, rosy face. “I did a base layer of his face using the tampon from that morning that I had saved, then used a paint brush and Q-tips dipped in vials of the blood from the DivaCup to paint the rest of it,” explains Levy. “It's basically like water coloring but with blood.”

Levy hasn’t chosen which immigrant rights organization specifically will get the proceeds of sales from the painting. She’s auctioning off the original soon (its blood-red hue has faded to a reddish-brown) and interested individuals can buy prints of the portrait on Etsy. On her Etsy page, Levy explains, “Let's make America great again—for women, immigrants, working people, and everyone else Trump fears when he's home alone at night crying beneath the bed sheets.” 

Maybe I should buy a couple to mail to Trump's headquarters? I'm sure he'd be honored by such a gift. 

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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