Since I was very young I noticed I was different from the other girls and even from the adult women that surrounded me. My mom thought there was something wrong with me too, so she took me to the doctor who said my vulva was normal and it would change during my growth. My first sexual education was by seeing porn - I realised I was totally different from everything I saw. For years I suffered for being different - I even thought I was intersex - I thought I would never be loved, searched about labiaplasty and some natural way to decrease labia size. I was afraid of having sex, and I still don't like it very much, I can't enjoy the moment. However, luckily, nobody ever has said anything rude about the way I look.
In my journey to accept myself more, I found a lot of wonderful projects that helped me to see there's nothing abnormal about my vulva - projects like The Vulva Gallery - and it's truly helping me to accept myself more. Everyday I see a new artwork, a new history of women who go through the same as me. I realise that if I consider them to be beautiful and strong, then I can think the same about me. So it's an honour and it's making me very glad to be part of this ♡
A. - 19 years old