I've been following your Instagram account for a while and it's incredible how something so "simple" can be so empowering!
Growing up I struggled with my own vulva (my mons pubis specific as I learned how its called here, with you) and I never really knew how to address or talk about it with anyone. It's crazy, because nobody never said anything bad to me, bullied me for it or anything like that, but I'd still feel really bad about it. I leave in Rio, Brazil, and while everybody else was going to the beach I would struggle to wear a bikini and let it show. See, I was feeling down for not fitting into some standard and I didn't even realise it. In my head it was just wrong.
I remember when I first heard that you could do a reduction surgery on it. I was about 17 years old and I wanted to do it so badly.. and I've always been kinda against plastic surgery.
Talking to my mom very briefly about the surgery was as close as I ever got to expose how I felt to someone else.
I never got it done and today I'm very happy for it. I've never felt more comfortable and confident about it than I feel now, after I found this account! It's clear to me now that much of what I went trough could've been avoided if only work like yours had been presented to me at school age (and there should be a similar one for boys too). I've always believed diversity was beautiful, but it took me a little longer to see it in everything, in every aspect of our bodies and life. It feels good to finally speak so openly about this. I promise I'll try to do it it more often so maybe I can help others too.
Thank you so, so much. You can't imagine how important and meaningful your work is.
Much love and vulva power!
H. - 25 years old