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Why me?

Originally, I didn’t want to include anything about myself in the project. It’s not about me. Not anymore than it’s about you.

What matters is that we get an opportunity to see ourselves for ourselves. Images make that possible. Images without captions especially. That’s why it needed to be a book of vagina portraits. Close-up, documentary photographs of the everyday vagina in plain view.

This way, you would write the story. In your head, while you’re viewing the vagina portraits. And if you wanted to talk with others about it, you could do that. I’d love for you to do that actually. I just don’t want to tell you what to think. Or how to feel about it. There’s enough of that all around us. Pushing us to conform, by agreeing, or staying quiet.

I just want you to be able to see for yourself.

That normal is diverse.

Images make that possible.

So, when my friend asked me the question, as someone who is often compelled to make images, this was the only way I could answer.

vv card

My card. It’s been in my bag for too long.

 

vv card back

Back of the card.

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