Designer Jesse Adler discusses her recent project, Bloody Disgrace, which looks at empowering informed conversations about menstrual health products and related practices. Through her research and experimentation, she developed a prototype called the Menstrual Reservoir which is a sustainable and innovative approach to this billion dollar industry.
Jesse Adler is a multidisciplinary designer on the MA Material Futures course at Central Saint Martins, with a background in biomolecular science from the University of Michigan. She is interested in the intersection of design, science and technology, and its application in creating future sustainable materials. Her previous works interrogated the stigmatisation of sexually transmitted diseases and the pharmacological potential of psychedelic drugs. As a designer, Jesse’s practice aims to connect traditionally disparate disciplines, studying stigmatised spaces through the prism of science and design. She hopes that her work will encourage more informed and inclusive conversations and innovations.