I have been enjoying your artworks of lovely vulvas over the past couple of weeks and I am so pleased and amazed that you are devoting so much creative energy to this project of yours. I do believe in time it will become a go-to experience for every child and young person in the world as they grow up and learn about the range and variety of human body shapes. It’s already an amazing project and I have shown it to my daughters who are 18 and 11. I so wish, like many other women, that I’d had something like this to go to when I was younger in the 1980s and 90s. I always felt my vulva was a bit odd when I was younger but never dared ask any of my friends with vulvas how they felt about theirs.
After the birth of my first daughter I had tears that healed badly, causing lumps in my vagina and I almost had surgery to “correct” it, but the surgeon also wanted to “correct” my natural shape of my vulva to something she thought was more “normal”. The only reason I didn’t go ahead with the surgery was because I was still breast feeding my baby and didn’t want to leave her overnight without me and with a bottle. I suddenly felt insecure about my vulva again in my thirties! How ridiculous and sad!
More recently I started to despise my vulva because I was going grey. I felt like it was totally unsexy, very unattractive and when I started seeing my new partner I was too embarrassed to let them see my vulva because of the white hair. After a while I couldn’t stand it and I decided to wax it off, and keep it naked. Wow. I suddenly felt like a new woman and all my prejudices about shaved or waxed vulvas went flying out the window. I used to love my big black bush and I miss it, a bit, but I also love this new feeling and know I can grow my bush again if I want.
I love love love seeing the new vulvas each day. Keep up the wonderful work, you are a hero.
M. - 48 years old