Turning shame into humor - part 1 - body fluids

By Nicky Minus

By Nicky Minus

The idea behind the project for me was that I was struggling with very low self esteem all through my adult hood because I was badly teased throughout high school (i'm 27 now) and my way of dealing with that throughout my life was to use humour/make fun of myself. I've been nervous and felt strange about making a project in which I expose myself so much but I thought that it would be kind of cathartic and help me get over the issues and hopefully other people could relate. 

Also, the work is a feminist statement about the way shameful feelings about one's own body can be extreme and varied, whilst also being a dig at the way men throughout history have been able to get away with talking explicitly about their sex lives/women but whenever women do the same they are ignored or labelled neurotic and self obsessed.