A colourful illustrated book about vulvas, with vulva portraits and personal stories, cool vulva facts and a positive and inclusive approach to sexual health education.
This book aims to open up the conversation about a topic that is still surrounded by taboo and shame. By showing diversity, educating ourselves on anatomy and sexual health and openly talking about our experiences and our insecurities, we can change the way we look at our bodies – and the bodies of others.
The book includes: 140 vulva portraits & personal stories, vulva myths debunked – medical health professionals explain why these myths are false, vulva names around the world and so much more!
The book can be used to flip through during open conversations about sexuality, by a parent or with a friend – but it’s also a perfect book to curl up with and read by yourself. With its personal stories and vulva portraits of real people it has a new approach to sexual health education. It can be used as a tool by sexual health providers to talk about body diversity with clients, or in schools during sex education classes. The book uses gender inclusive language and has a positive approach to sexuality and diversity.
Let’s celebrate this wonderful part of the human body!
Hilde Atalanta (they/them) is an illustrator and painter, living and working in Amsterdam. Hilde says this of their work, "My work revolves around gender identity, sexuality and inclusivity. In my work I like to play with gender, and many of the characters I paint have a softness and vulnerability in their expression."
You can find more of Hilde's work on their website.
- Book dimensions: 19.5 x 24.5 cm
- 230 pages
- Self-published in 2019 by This is Us Books, reprinted in 2019, 2021 and 2022
- ISBN: 9789090317137