This is a duo-portrait of a lovely person who wanted to become part of the gallery. She underwent labiaplasty surgery, and wanted to share portraits of her vulva before and after surgery in the gallery. The first illustration her vulva before the surgery; the second illustration is her vulva now.
This is her story: "I am 23 years old. I started my vulva battle when I was only 13. I first started to notice that my vulva was larger than average when I turned to thongs and g-strings at a young age. Briefs would cause my labia to be suffocated and I would always be rearranging my pants and pulling out front wedgies. I was undergoing complete discomfort daily. When I started my period I couldn't bare to wear sanitary towels as they would be super uncomfortable. So I have always worn tampons. I had to shave constantly as hair on my labia would cause terrible itching. I turned to my doctor at 17 years and 8 months old. He said I was completely normal and I would grow into it. I never grew into it and my never ending battle began. I have seen numerous gynaecologists and surgeons and they all told me I was too young and it was fine. I hated the way my vulva caused me distress in daily life. I wanted to cut it off. I am 23 now and in December 2017 I paid for private surgery. I had an outer and inner labiaplasty and a clitoris hood reduction and I haven't looked back since. I love the way my vulva makes me feel now and I'm so glad I went through what I did then to be where I am now.
S. - 23 years old