The 101 Vagina project is a collection of black and white photos of the female genitals. Created by Philip Werner, the project has been put together to try and help break down societies negative taboos about women’s vaginas.
“101 Vagina is about breaking the taboo around vaginas and our bodies in general.
Giving expression to women to speak from and about their vaginas.
To generate dialogue, acceptance, understanding, love.”
Philip hopes to publish a coffee table book with 101 photos of women, alongside their personal thoughts about their vagina.
I think the book is a brilliant idea, and I fully support anything which helps break down the negative taboo about women’s body’s.
As Philip is self publishing the book, the project needs as much support as possible to get it printed. To do this you are able to pre-order a copy of the book before the 29th December 2012.
With every pre-ordered copy of the book, some of the profits also go towards supporting the charity V-Day, which is an organisation aimed at ending violence towards women. V-Day was set-up by Eve Ensler, who is the author of the book ‘The Vagina Monologues‘, which I fully recommend too.
Philip has chosen to use the word vagina rather than vulva, as there is such a taboo about the term. “… for some reason, a lot of people have trouble with the word vagina.” Quote from The Vagina Monologues.
There are other ways you can support the project, and that is by submitting a blog post entry about your personal vagina story. You can find out more here.
A similar project is the Pussy Pride project by Molly.
“It is my aim to build a little blogging celebration of the beauty that lies between a woman’s thighs in an attempt to make women feel more accepting about this truly unique yet mainly hidden part of their body.”
The project allows women to write inspirational stories about their vagina’s. You can find out more here.
A final note: Long Live Labia!