Make vulva cupcakes, celebrate periods, vaginas, boobs and all the bits in between!
The first Vagina Day happened at the Feminist Library on the 2nd June 2018. We invite you to join in the fun and organise your very own Vagina Day - you can do it wherever you are, in the comfort of your own home, with a bunch of friends, and we can provide you with an info pack to help make it happen!
The Feminist Library has launched this new, fun(d)raising initiative to support our wonderful space, so we can continue to support all the great women's health and other projects that we work with! Get involved - make your own vulva cupcakes, talk vaginas, and have fun, all while raising funds for your favourite Feminist Library!
You can organise your own version of Vagina Day wherever you are, and fundraise to help the Feminist Library survive. It can be as short or as long as you want and include any number of activities. You can sign up to fundraise for us by following the link: https://feministlibrary.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/Vagina-Day-fundraiser and clicking 'Fundraise for us' or 'Create a team'.
For an information pack, including more on the types of activities you could include, resources list and vagina cupcakes recipes, or if you're interested in getting involved and have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we got up to during the original event at the Library:
Saturday 2nd June 2018, 12pm - 6pm
Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW
As part of International Women's Health Day (28th May) the Feminist Library organised a day of talks, discussions, workshops and more in celebration of women's bodies, health and, yes, vaginas! We've teamed up with the fabulous Florence Schechter, the founder of the Vagina Museum, to create this day of appreciation and celebration.
We understand that all people experience their bodies differently and that not all women have periods, boobs or vaginas. Anyone is welcome to this event and to share their experience in an all-inclusive and non-judgemental environment.
In the first part of the day, we were joined by Florence Schechter of the Vagina Museum, Jo Corrall of This is a Vagina, researcher and writer, Melba Wilson, Sue O'Sullivan, long-time feminist health campaigner, Ann Rossiter, activist of Speaking of IMELDA, and Hibo Wardere, anti-FGM campaigner and writer, for a panel and discussion about all things women's health - periods, vaginas, boobs and the bits in between!
The second part of the day was all about getting informed about feminist health issues while supporting feminist projects - including some feminist books on the topic, exhibitions by the Vagina Museum project and FARSA, Polish Feminist Artivists Society, badge making, goodies in support of Bloody Good Period and LIARC - London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign, one-to-ones with a sex educator in a drop in session with Paula Wawrzynczyk, and vulva cupcakes making and This is a Vagina workshops!
The cupcake making session launched the Feminist Library's sponsored vulva cupcake making parties. Groups and individuals round the country can join in the fun of making vulva cupcakes and raise awareness of women's anatomy and health issues to raise money for the Feminist Library - get in touch if you'd like to know more.
Watch a short video of the day and get inspired for your own Vagina Day here.
You can donate to the fundraiser online here: https://feministlibrary.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/Vagina-Day-fundraiser
Or better still, sign up to be our Friend by giving a small monthly donation to the Library and help the Library survive for years to come! Read more about the Friends Scheme here: http://feministlibrary.co.uk/support/friends-scheme/.
If you're interested in being part of our team and helping us organise more fun events like the Vagina Day, please get in touch with our events team: email@example.com.