This art print is a part of the ‘Topics’ collection. These prints exude the history, storytelling and art of adornment from the South Asian culture. Through the rich colours and jewels, these prints add a statement to every room. Pair with a plain frame and accompanying candles or pampas grass to elevate the print.
All art prints are printed on high quality ‘smooth cotton high white paper’ which leaves a smooth and texture-free matte finish. The high white shade assures saturated colours lift when printed.
Want to know a little more about the paper quality?
Material: 100% Cotton
Surface Texture: Smooth
Available in A4 and A3
To read more about what inspired this collection or this particular illustration, visit @gaby.gohlar on Instagram.
Dismantling the Stigma around ‘Egg Freezing’
“I did not want a timeline or age to dictate my decision to have children” - Deepica Mutyala
What is Egg Freezing?
Egg freezing is a method of preserving a woman’s fertility by harvesting the eggs until they’re ready to be thawed, combined with sperm and implanted into the uterus. (hfea, 2021)
There is “a lot of intergenerational cultural taboos associated” with modern fertility methods such as Egg Freezing, IVF and Surrogacy. This is because historically, research has shown that women have had less healthcare access compared to men and that a woman’s reproductive age determined whether she could access a doctor or not. (dw, 2021)
According to Arvidsson et al (2017), a lack of knowledge and support from health practitioners towards ethnic minorities has played a part in the growing misconceptions towards female health.
Impacts on South Asian women
Whilst Egg Freezing was introduced in the late 1980s, conversations regarding the treatment have only recently surfaced in the South Asian community.
After reading the experiences of South Asian women undergoing Egg Freezing, it’s apparent that the treatment can offer time and flexibility.
There are countless articles and research around what is expected of a woman in the South Asian community, specifically with marriage, childbirth and family duties. However, these expectations can make women feel like there are time constraints - Especially, when they’re reminded that their ‘biological clocks’ are ticking away.
“I knew that my reaction was connected to a culture — rooted to a country — that was bigger and older than I was, but I couldn’t let the image of what my life as a South Asian woman should have looked like destroy me after all these years.” - Sajmun Sachdev
Many (not all) women want children but at their own pace. This can be because they don’t feel ready or want to travel and build a career. However, South Asian women such as Deepica Mutyala, have turned to Egg Freezing to take back control. This treatment can give women “the courtesy, time and insurance policy to make that decision when it’s right” for them. (Juanita D, 2021)