I am a non-binary person of transmasculine experience, I use gender neutral pronouns in my life and I have a vulva. I wanted to be part of this project to support representation for people who are not women but who are also learning to live in and love their bodies. I love pretty much all the things about my vulva except maybe sometimes that it is a vulva and not the other option. Over the years of living with my vulva and also being an artist that works with the image of vulvas, and as someone who also romantically loves people who have vulvas, I have come across some shocking beliefs people have about their own bodies and bodies of others. The truth is that there is rarely consistency, everyone’s body is different, even within nuclear families. And vulvas can change over time - I know mine has. The idea that specific vulvas belong to people of color, lesbians, or trans people, or people with different sexual experience is mind-boggling to me. That's why this project is so important, and why I want to be a part of it. I hope we will eventually see that no one is "typical," that we are all different and that this is beautiful.
T. - 36 years old