Womanhood

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Womanhood

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Vagina, vulva, lady garden, pussy, beaver, cunt, fanny…

…whatever you call it most women have no idea what’s ‘down there’. Culturally and personally, no body part inspires love and hate, fear and lust, worship and desecration in the same way.

From smooth Barbie dolls to internet porn, girls and women grow up with a very narrow view of what they should look like, even though in reality there is an enormous range. Womanhood departs from the ‘ideal vagina’ and presents the gentle un-airbrushed truth, allowing us to understand and celebrate our diversity.

For the first time, 100 brave and beautiful women reveal their bodies and stories on their own terms, talking about how they feel about pleasure, sex, pain, trauma, birth, motherhood, menstruation, menopause, gender, sexuality and simply being a woman.

Womanhood is the third project in the Bare Reality series. For me, personally, it has been my most potent and transformative work to date. The process of creating these embodied stories of pleasure, sex, pain, trauma, birth, motherhood, menstruation, menopause, gender and sexuality has changed me – I feel freer, more in my prime, sexier and more powerful than ever. I’d love Womanhood to do that for other women. It’s time to reclaim our womanhood, on our terms and in our words.

Womanhood will be supporting Eve Appeal, a national charity raising awareness and funding research into gynaecological cancers.

Womanhood is out in the UK 21st February 2019, published by Pinter & Martin, £20.

 
This is an important book. ‘Womanhood: The Bare Reality’ starts a much needed conversation about a woman’s body in a very direct way.
— Athena Lamnisos, Chief Executive Officer, The Eve Appeal
A revelation and a celebration of all that being female means.
— Sarah Ditum
 

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Other titles in the series

 

100 men bare all

In a collection of photographs and interviews about manhood and ‘manhood’… read more

Bare reality

More than simply part of our bodies, breasts represent sexuality, motherhood and femininity. Read more