I was delighted to take part in The Great Wall of Vagina, because I’d do anything for a thrill and if its political than all the better.
The second wave feminism said the personal is political, well now the political is personal, very personal. The notion that you should have surgery on your labia to make them symmetrical and thus more aesthetically pleasing I find repugnant to the core. More pleasing to whom and why? I think you’ll find behind every female insecurity there is a big multi-national corporation making a lot of money out of it. Which begs the question which came first?
For till there was cosmetic surgeons out to make money, I don’t remember the symmetry of ones lips being high on the agenda, maybe equal pay, relationships, child care, but oh my inner vaginal lips aren’t the same shape as when I was a pre-pubescent 9 year old & they’re not even symmetrical what am I going to do, I really don’t recall. When did that exactly become an issue? And that brings me to another issue, what is going on in the minds of men that want women’s vaginas to look like those of children, really that is not okay on any level. And the women who are so insecure they will have the most sensitive parts of their bodies lasered to conform to that need help too.
So putting aside the not entirely unpleasant sensation of having the space between your thighs gently covered in blue goo, I was happy to take part in this project showing that like our imagination, personality, eyes, voice, toes, fingers, kidneys, each bit of us is as individual as snow flakes & that is to be embraced, not a point to feel shame over. How amazing that every cast is different, what a joy. Why would you want that to be regimented? To destroy your natural individuality to become more like a manufactured robot, no, doll. Not a real woman.
So I am not phased in any way by a cast of my cunt being part of The Great Wall of Vagina, as it is one of many, there to make a point that there isn’t one way to be. We are all different. If it was just mine there on the wall being critically judged like by some so called doctor in LA then I would not be a part. But in this case my parts are a part of something bigger, a statement & we are both happy of that.
I have been quite surprised by the silence on my Facebook page where I posted to over 500 people what I would be doing, one ‘like’, no comments, did I cross another line? Are we not supposed to talk of our cunts are they still that taboo? I know my friends aren’t shocked by any of the things I do, that isn’t the point, but some discussion as to why increasing numbers of women now totalling millions are getting this done, with this in the West & FGM elsewhere, it seems they are under attack from all directions, it is highly alarming & should be mentioned right?
That is why I did this, to bring it out in the open, reality, not pornographic, not to be corrected or surgically improved, but reality in all its wonder xx