You don’t know?! Well, here is an awesome shirt to wear to introduce people to the clitoris. Many, many people don’t know so don’t be ashamed if you’re amongst them (be ashamed, be very ashamed). You know you’ll be wearing this all summer and men will be staring so give them an edumacation lesson. Think of it as doing a good deed, helping your women friends out. Just scoop up this tank being sold on Etsy here.
They are even available in different color combos and tank styles. If you’ve got it flaunt it. Now for some life advice and inspiration from the fabulous woman who created these awesome shirts.
An Interview with the Artiste
*Can you give us a lil intro to yourself and your products/designs?
My name is Kaibrina Sky Buck. I’m a textile artist, fashion designer and costumer. I like to make clothes that allow people to transform physically and also transform consciousness.
*What inspired your creation?
I grew up with a mother who was a midwife. I watched babies being born before I could speak. The vagina is an amazing thing. I’m happy to have one and I want to celebrate it and help others to celebrate it. There are a lot of vag haters in the world who need skooling.
*What got you motivated to actually do it?
I was printing menstrual panties with the same image on the crotch and a uterus on the belly. I just got inspired to blow it up real big and have it “in your face.” The tangles come from the pubic hair and also from Freud’s theory that all great inventions came from men, except weaving. According to him, women only got the idea about weaving from looking at the tangle of their pubic hair. My design work all has the name, “Tangle.”
*Would you call yourself a feminist? Is there a word you like better?
For sure. I actually got a BA in Women’s Studies before I went to art school. It was the early 90’s and I did a lot of feminist performance work. I have mellowed with age, but my core values are still very gynocentric.
*How would you describe a feminist/what constitutes a feminist?
I leave it up to people to claim or not claim that title. But for me, it is about recognizing the ways that feminine energies have been supressed in the world and then working to create space for those energies to flow freely. I say ‘feminine energies’ because I think that men and women have to claim their right to both masculine and feminine energies. It’s not just about women being oppressed. We all suffer because of sexism.
*Why do you think there is so much women hating going on right now?
I actually see a lot of positive shifts in consciousness happening these days. I think women are finding their voices in all kinds of ways and fighting the good fight against oppression in many arenas. But things like cuts to funding for planned parenthood are a real bummer. It’s a bit like two steps forward, one step back.
*What would you say are the worst things in our culture? The best things?
Worst: Consumerism, Wastefulness and Environmental Devastation, Ignorance, Self-Centered Ego Masturbation, Xenophobia.
Best: Cultural Diversity, Access to anything and everything, flourishing art worlds, radical political movements.
*Wanna share a personal story of the worst and best encounters you’ve had with random people?
I love interactions with random people. Usually they are quite friendly and amusing. But I’ve yelled at strangers too..that’s fun.
*Do you have a “real” job? If so, what is it?
I’ve done lots of jobs but I’ve never had a 9-5. Right now I do freelance costume design and textiles printing. I’m also a single mom of a three year old boy. I have found creative ways to support us.
*What changes do you think should be made to make our society more equal?
I think we need some radical changes. I am not sure how to sum it up. But I think if we don’t get it together soon, we are going to suffer greater and greater consequences. There is a great momentum building against the dominant paridigms.
*Favorite quote/s and/or inspirational?
“And like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.” Toni Morrison
*What do you do when you feel depressed/knocked down to feel better?
Dance, stretch, yoga, get outside, play with my kid, listen to good music, partake of herbal medicine.
*Why do you think people try to control others w/laws about marriage and abortion?
Fear and a profound lack of empathy. When people embrace love and loving consciousness, they will cease to act like assholes.
*What do you think are the most sexist things going on in our current culture?
I think the thing that disturbs me the most is violence against women and children. Sexual violence, physical violence and emotional abuse are so rampant. I get sick to my stomach thinking about the horrible ways people treat one another. I long for a day when women will feel safe walking outside at night and when all children grow up feeling totally secure.
*Any last words of advice/wisdom?
Love what you got.