By Norene Leddy with Ed Bringas and Johana Moscoso

The Alarm Purse is a simple, fashionable way to add an audible alarm to your handbag. Tuck it away when you don’t need it (so it won’t go off by accident) and quickly hook it up when you do.

The latest addition to the ongoing Aphrodite Project, the DIY Alarm Purse is part of a series of artworks and DIY projects that draw on the innovations of the courtesans of antiquity to improve the conditions of 21st-century women — empowering everyone with tools they can make to stay safe.