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Perfumed

 

And he removed my underwear with the force of an eager man,

hardened by desire.

Only to find:

the blooms of innocence,

still fresh, undamaged,

smelling like the cries of a thousand women raped.

His nostrils filled with a perfume

he could not contain.

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Poem: Anna McKay

Top image: Kimber Beck

Bottom image: Alexandra Sophie

Weapon

Liv Thurleys artwork, Weapon, is to die for… and almost in the literal sense. When I first saw this image I wasn’t aware of the materials used and just thought they were gimmicky underwear with rubber bristles sticking out to represent pubic hair. I thought this was pretty cool and how funny it would be to flash people when wearing these knickers. Upon research and discovering the wonderful Liv Thurley, I was pretty happy to discover that these were hundreds (?) of tiny pins – sharp end sticking out. Thus the title, Weapon, becomes even more true. As a woman, I know that vaginas are very much weapons – commonly used against us, but also able to be used by women as personal power and influence. Thurley explains she overheard a group of boys talking about how they would never sleep with a woman if she had pubic hair. Soon after, this brutal creation was formed.

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Blood E

Here is a small selection of photographs with an evocative use of blood and the human body. While technically the final image may not have blood in it, the red colouring of the flowers and the way the flowers are bleeding themselves, ties this image in with the others. It’s a fascinating photograph and one you could get lost in. So do.

Interestingly, all these photographers first names start with the letter E. (Hence the journalistic pun for the article name. Forgive me).

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Evelyn Bencicova

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Adara

I found these dreamy, fantastic illustrations today by Adara Sanchez Anguiano. My first introduction was a heavily pierced vagina, which Art for Adults is sporting as their phone backdrop. I had to look further and get to know this artist – anybody with this aesthetic has got to be good. I was a little disappointed there were no more vaginas… turns out this is a recent project, so there may be more risqué (as the artist calls it) pieces to come. I did find some delicious feline and female combinations which reminded me of JAW Cooper, as well as some sketches that embody an Egon Schiele energy. Great influences or what!? Let me know if you are loving this work, as I most certainly am. xx

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Rhiannon Schneiderman

I found Rhiannon Schneiderman‘s ‘Lady Mane’ series on The Ardorous (curated by Petra Collins) and fell in love with both the concept and execution. These amazing self-portraits reclaim pubic hair in a refreshing, beautiful manner. As women have fallen out with pubic hair, choosing to wax, shave, pluck and attempt anything for it to go away, I am happy to see a generation returning affection to the bush. Schneiderman’s series is all about empowerment, reclaiming femininity as a woman rather than adhering to male-approved versions. The series is powerful and highlights the hilarity of the modern-day emphasis given to make ones genitals fashionable. Each ‘lady mane’ is different and reminds us that, yes, it is okay to do whatever we want with out pubic hair. It is ours, nobody else should get a say. Here’s my four favourite pieces from the eight-part series. Enjoy x

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