6″ Cherry Pie
Hand sculpted vulva art, hand painted with edible paints
Original from the Instagram post
This pie was made in collaboration with Alyssa who generously allowed me to use her images for this pie as well as the upcoming Pie 76. She also shared the following:
“I always felt so uncomfortable about my vulva. Growing up in a conservative, christian household, my sexuality and nudity was taught to me as something to be ashamed of- something to hide, something dirty. As I grew older and realized that I was not straight, I also began to question my gender. What followed was years of fierce gender dysphoria, and the furthering hatred of my own body. I completely abandoned any traits of my femininity and often thought about how I could change my vulva into ANYTHING else. Now, I realize my gender dysmorphia was really rooted in sexist, conformist ideology that expected women to be small, humble, and pleasing to men. I am none of those things, nor do I want to be. I thought this meant I had to erase my femininity entirely but really- it meant I had to embrace it. Now, I dress how I want, which is feminine some days, masculine others. I shave when and where I want. But most of all- I love my body *exactly* as it comes. I am beautiful exactly as I come. I fit every description of what a female is- no matter how I choose to present myself or how well I conform. I still struggle with discomfort surrounding my vulva, but this project has really helped me see just how beautiful we all are!! I can’t wait to possibly be turned into art as well, ‘flaws’ and all.”
I am so touched by this story and her sharing it with all of us. So many of us were taught to be ashamed and that our normal bodies and sensations were wrong/ dirty when we were young. We pick up on the messaging that if we are not the socially accepted default type of body, then we are not good enough. It can take a life time to unlearn.
Self acceptance isn’t an easy journey and I think my own path is one step forward, two steps back most of the time, but don’t stop!
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Reclining and Frontal Side By Side Images
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