May 24th, 2010 (I wanted to share this letter I sent to the New View Campaign)
I just saw the film Orgasm Inc in San Francisco and am very grateful to Liz Canner for the powerful film. I was disturbed by the monetization of female sexuality by drug companies and plastic surgeons. This is the first time I’m aware of this. I remember seeing an article about vagina makeover when it first came out but didn’t think much of it until I saw the film. I am also amazed at your dedication and fight against these corporations that are defining what female sexuality is and profiting from it.
You are my hero. I’ve never been one to answer the question “who do you consider to be your hero” and I can now say that I have one- Leonore Tiefer. I am very moved and touched to see your organization at the forefront of making changes, advocating for our rights and educating the world.
I’m part of an organization, OneTaste, that’s also making changes to our relationship to sex and sexuality, and bringing people’s awareness to feeling their body and sex with mindfulness as oppose to prescribing to drugs and other methods for a quick fix. We are introducing slow into sex the way the slow food movement is introducing mindful and healthy eating back into our fast paced world.
From the film I went back to research labiaplasty and vaginoplasty and it broke my heart that women are seeking laser surgery to make their pussy look ‘normal.’ From looking at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures from the Manhattan Center for Vaginal Surgery website, women’s pussy ‘before’ were perfect, normal and beautiful. On a personal note, a few months ago, I started a blog called Love Letter to my Pussy. It’s a collection of letters from women who wrote love letter to their pussy to reconnect with her. I’ve just started this project and it’s my goal to reach women around the world to empower them to love what they have.
I’m writing to support you in your efforts, to ask for help in my project, and mainly to create connection and community for the same cause.
Thank you for the light you bring to the world.
In love and light,