[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” content_placement=”middle” u_row_style=”0″ u_row_paralax=”0″ u_row_scheme=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1620232959670{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”6718″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-home” color=”custom” background_style=”rounded-less” background_color=”custom” size=”lg” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdcc.umd.edu%2Fcapstone22|title:Capstone%202022||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_icon type=”entypo” icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-graduation-cap” color=”custom” size=”lg” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdcc.umd.edu%2Fcapstone22%2Flambda%2F|title:Lambda%20Class||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_icon type=”entypo” icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-mic” color=”custom” size=”lg” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdcc.umd.edu%2Fcapstone22%2Ffair%2F|title:Live%20Fair||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_icon type=”material” icon_material=”vc-material vc-material-perm_media” color=”custom” size=”lg” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdcc.umd.edu%2Fcapstone22%2Fprojects%2F|title:Digital%20Projects||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_icon type=”openiconic” icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-book-open” color=”custom” size=”lg” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdcc.umd.edu%2Fcapstone22%2Fbook%2F|title:Lambda%20Keepsake%20Book||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-trophy” color=”custom” size=”lg” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdcc.umd.edu%2Fcapstone22%2Fawards%2F|title:Awards||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” u_row_style=”0″ u_row_paralax=”0″ u_row_scheme=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1619622003381{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Isha Vashee, “The Menstrual Hygiene Gap“” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%235bc0b2″ google_fonts=”font_family:Arimo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Isha Vashee is an inquisitive creator captivated by the exploration of medicine within various cultures around the world. She hones in on photoshop skills, paper working, and hands-on crafting to bridge the gap between the medical world and art to illustrate the need for greater focus on women’s health in developing nations.” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:18|text_align:left|color:%233f7b9a” google_fonts=”font_family:Arimo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row u_row_style=”0″ u_row_paralax=”0″ u_row_scheme=”0″][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Imagine living in a society in which a regular, monthly menstrual cycle is a source of hardship and hassle. Imagine living in a society in which access to menstrual hygiene is scarce. Imagine living in a society in which a period prevents one from leaving their home. While it may seem outrageous, this is typical for many females in rural areas of developing nations. Not only does this issue cause young women to have to miss school or not attend religious ceremonies, but it can also lead to infections and reproductive struggles in their futures. In my project, “The Menstrual Hygiene Gap,“ I bring awareness to this deficiency, as well as provide an assessment of the methods currently in use, which range from simple cloth to actual sanitary pads. This awareness is centered around the creation of a series of posters, as well as the fabrication of menstrual method prototypes and demonstrations to depict the varying efficacies of each. My hope is that this project plays a dual purpose: both offering much needed aid to the women facing these obstacles, and educating those who are privileged with regards to access to menstrual products.” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:26|text_align:left|color:%236d6f71″ google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6842″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6844″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6843″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6845″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_separator color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#5bc0b2″][vc_btn title=”© Design Cultures & Creativity, 2022″ style=”classic” color=”white” size=”sm” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdcc.umd.edu||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/5″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-envelope-o” color=”custom” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:mailto%3Adcc-honors%40umd.edu|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-instagram” color=”custom” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Finstagram.com%2Fumd_dcc||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-twitter” color=”custom” align=”center” custom_color=”#2f4858″ link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fumd_dcc|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][/vc_column][/vc_row]