“All bodies are entitled to experience…”: A lesson in Cliteracy

Couldn't agree with you more, Sophia Wallace...

Couldn’t agree with you more, Sophia Wallace…

“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

6 Comments

  1. cravedetroit@gmail.com on November 21, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Sophia Wallace is my new homegirl. I loved her explanation for why she used the term "law" to describe her works. A brilliant young woman and artist – hope I get to meet her one day so I can shake her hand!



  2. Amanda Wall on November 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Love this project.



  3. Alana on November 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I love this! Awesome message with a dose of humor.



  4. Amy on November 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    My fav: "Freedom in society can be measured by the distribution of orgasms". Really got me thinking…



  5. Tovally Awesome on November 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Great piece! The Cliteracy project is incredible! Nice design with the golden rod(?) fade and font style.



  6. Jennifer on December 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Yes, agree that Sophia Wallace & her Cliteracy project are amazing! There’s more good reading at https://theendofbeing.com/2013/11/22/cliteracy-accessing-pleasure-with-activistartist-sophia-wallace/ — it’s an in-depth interview with Wallace published just a couple weeks ago.

    Amy — Thanks for sharing your fav. Anyone else have a favorite?



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