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Here is a blog post by Lauren, a participant, plugging the project :)
“Iâ€™ve been lucky enough to take part in a wonderfully empowering and moving photography project by Philip Werner, the 101 Vagina Project.
His aim is to create a coffee table book of photographs of women, front on, showing the hips and mons pubis, accompanied by writings from women about their vaginas and their story with their body. Philip has currently taken 63 photos with an aim to take 101, as suggested by the title. Funds raised from the book will go towards the V-day fund, established by Eve Ensler, to end violence against women.
Even from the few pictures currently on the front page of the website (one of which is mine!) it is clear how much beauty there is in the diversity of womenâ€™s shapes, sizes and colours, and the end product will be a truly stunning celebration of the many shades of womenâ€™s experience of their bodies and sexuality.
Itâ€™s a beautiful idea and one that Philip obviously truly believes in, and that genuine drive to empower women to tell their bodiesâ€™ stories comes through in the work.
Women in and around Melbourne, I really canâ€™t encourage you enough to like the page on Facebook and join the event page, and to get in touch with Philip to take part in this project. Please donâ€™t think this is a project only for the stick thin, either; I did my part to represent curvier women. (Not a euphemism, Iâ€™m quite hour-glassy!) I know Philip has tried hard to include a really broad range of womenâ€™s shapes, sizes, and colours, and that diversity will make the end product all the more exciting.
If youâ€™re not local to Melbourne, I encourage you to have a look at the site, consider writing a piece for the blog, and to keep your eyes peeled for a future launch of the coffee table book.”