101 Vagina and the Festival is about breaking down the taboo around vaginas and body image shame generally. It confronts the lies we are told about what’s normal and celebrates uniqueness and diversity. It is also about the sharing of story and passing down of knowledge and wisdom.
The 101 Vagina Exhibition comprises 101 beautiful black and white photos of 101 women's vaginas (front on, standing pose), along with a message, story or poem written by each woman from or about her vagina to the world. The messages are candid and span the spectrum of emotions. They are raw and honest and form a small compendium of women’s experiences with their bodies and womanhood in general. All these together form the 101 Vagina coffee-table book. 101 Vagina is light and profound, cheeky and deep. The book is available for sale at the 101 Vagina website: http://101vagina.com
This exhibition is also the feature piece in the one day Festival of the Vagina (Sat 29 June, 12-5pm) and will bring together Sydney's diverse community of artists, educators, musicians and performers with the common purpose of celebrating the vagina and removing the taboo and shame that many people still feel.
QUOTES AND REVIEWS
“If you are walking around on planet Earth it is because of the Vagina.” Toni Childs
“As a licensed psychotherapist I see the impact of body issues on women every day. I hope the project gets fully funded. Best of luck to you!” Jennifer Burton
“Such a book will bring awareness, self confidence – and probably a giggle :) to women – and men alike.“ Shreya
“Everybody needs to see more vagina while they sip their coffee!” Angela White
“Great event. Lovely, beautiful, funny, inspiring. Thank you especially to all the wonderful women who shared their stories.” Lisa Farrance
Festival of the Vagina Saturday 29th June 12-5pm
Exhibition runs Thursday to Sunday 12-5pm until Sunday 30th June