This is a vulva portrait that I made of a lovely person who wanted to be part of the gallery, accompanied by her words: "Like many others have said before me, I haven’t always loved the look of my vulva. When I was younger, I remember noticing that my inner labia were growing longer (one more than the other) and I felt uncomfortable with that, so I would tuck them inside my outer labia (and still do sometimes to this day). Watching pornography, I would compare myself to the women on the screen and sadly, felt unrepresented as there weren’t many vulvas quite like mine.
It came to a point where I even considered labiaplasty, but I look back and am so relieved I didn’t. I have a wonderful partner, who loves me, respects me, and has helped me feel more comfortable with my vulva. I am also so thankful for you, Hilde. I think it’s so important for women to see the variety of vulva in the world. Your art has certainly moved me and had it not been for you, I don’t think I would look at my vulva in the same way as I do now. Looking at the photo I sent to you and seeing your beautiful painting, I think to myself, “what a cute pussy”, words I would’ve never dreamed of saying many moons ago. Thank you!"
Thank you for being part of the gallery 💖Would you like to be part of the gallery (and/or share your story)? Write me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ✨Want to read more stories? Go to thevulvagallery.com/stories ✨#thevulvagallery #shareyourstory #letstalkaboutit #vulvarmelanosis #bodypositivity #bodypositiveart #youarebeautiful #humananatomy #labia #selflove #selfrespect #personalgrowth #empowerment #empathy #love #loveyourself #loveyourvulva #hildeatalanta