Lady Gaga’s Creative Producer, Nicole Erlich, will be curating a premiere Art Auction, honoring some of the artistic world’s most influential female artists in conjunction with auction house Paddle8. All proceeds garnered will be going to the Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta … The female influencer artists confirmed to be a part of the auction are: Lady Gaga, Hilary Harkness, Cass Bird, Amber Arbucci, Deborah Willis, Floria Sigismondi, Millie Brown, Sophia Wallace, Natalie Frank,Nina Chanel,Sophia Muller,Peggy Sirota and K8 Hardy.”
"CLITERACY’s focus on the body is not merely to “embrace sex positivity,” … The project’s aim is much larger. It seeks to liberate female, feminized and pathologized bodies from being denied citizenship by having the language of those bodies continuing to function as the intractable site of shame.”
By Sophia Wallace
As an artist, my job is to explore an idea aesthetically and then share my work with the public. In this light, it is my expectation that audiences will engage with CLITERACY in their own contexts. Yet some of the contexts that have been projected onto CLITERACY are then written about as fact. While I appreciate critique, I do worry the point of the CLITERACY project is in danger of being misrepresented and grossly misunderstood. I’m grateful for the opportunity through The Feminist Wire to clarify my intentions in creating this conceptual work of art. CLITERACY, 100 NATURAL LAWS is a project concerned with citizenship and body sovereignty through the medium of text-based objects, unauthorized street installation and interactive sculptural forms. In this work, I intentionally focus on female genitals. They are the means – often the site itself – by which women (and feminized bodies) are subjugated – legally, symbolically and […]
Hello Ms. Wallace. I just watched the HuffPo article on your Cliteracy movement. Quite powerful. Had quite an effect on me, and I'm a hetero guy. What can I do to become more cliterate?
You rock. Just being interested in CLITERACY makes you a welcome member of the movement. For tips, check out Dan Savage and Betty Dodson. For making the world a better place, talk about the CLIT and give props to it. It sounds like you are already invested in treating the clit on equal par with the penis. That is already changing things in big ways.
So once a guy told me, after pounding into me for what felt like forever, "You come different." Not different, Dummy, you're just not doing it right! This isn't porn!!! He refused to be taught, and therefore probably remains illcliterate. I don't need to ask you anything, but instead want to thank you for this brilliant idea. Pleasure equality.
That guy needs to read this. You deserve better! To your happiness!
HI Sofia. You have absolutely no idea how much your art and your work has inspired me and made me feel like someone finally understands. You know how many times my boyfriend has left me with the "clit blues" and he's all good? And you're right, I still haven't come clean to him because I feel ashamed and also thought maybe it was my fault. You've truly made me realize that I NEED to come clean and tell him what's going on. Thank you SO MUCH.
Thank you for sharing. You deserve to be happy! To be free! and for bodies pleasure to be on equal par with anyone lucky enough to be your lover. Women’s bodies are not vessels for masturbation. Anyone who treats them as such is living in the past.