"All bodies are entitled to experience the pleasure they are capable of."
Sometimes you just need to say it like it is, and that’s what Sophia Wallace has done in this well-put sentiment and her entire Cliteracy project. In a great interview with Amon Focus, the artist explains that Cliteracy was born when she could no longer stand the widespread misunderstanding of how women experience pleasure and could no longer ignore the profound absence of the clit in everything from anatomical drawings to scientific research to representations of women enjoying sex. With her so-called “100 Natural Laws” of Cliteracy, Wallace is attempting to raise awareness and start a conversation about some of the lesser understood truths about women’s pleasure.
You’ll find more of the laws on Wallace’s Tumblr, including two of our other favorites: “Democracy without cliteracy? Phallusy” and “The hole is not the whole.” You’ll also see some fabulous shots of Western-garbed women and men trying to tame the Solid Gold Clit (think shiny, sexy, giant bucking...yes...clit) at the recent Clit Rodeo. (And if you’re longing for a Solid Gold Clit tank or tee of your own, this is the place to find it.)
Sophia Wallace, we consider you a kindred spirit when it comes to giving clits their due...thank you for promoting the importance of cliteracy and doing your part to make the world a better place!
Find out more about Sophia Wallace and Cliteracy:
Sophia Wallace on Tumblr (all #cliteracy-tagged posts)
Interview with Amon Focus (9:22)
Bitch magazine review of Cliteracy at Scope NYC (March 2013)
HuffPost on Sophia Wallace and Cliteracy (August 2013 article, videos & images)
Photo credit: Sophia Wallace