The Beautiful Cervix Project is a grassroots movement celebrating the beauty and intricacies of women’s bodies and fertility! This website provides accessible information about women’s fertility and menstrual cycles and showcases photographs documenting changes in the cervix and cervical fluid throughout the cycle.
The Beautiful Cervix Project teaches cervical self-exam and fertility awareness as a revolutionary path of promoting respect, confidence, and health. We believe that this form of self-empowerment and education will help contradict shame and misinformation around women’s reproductive health and choices, affecting positive change from the personal to global levels.
We hope The Beautiful Cervix Project inspires our readers’ curiosity to observe and appreciate what is normal for each one of us as we track the subtle changes in our bodies throughout our cycles.
The Beautiful Cervix Project is part of my contribution to world peace. I know that as we break free from isolation and shame, we gain respect for ourselves and each other; this connection and empowerment is the foundation of peace.
I am a doula, artist, Shodhini woman researcher, and student of Fertility Awareness. This project initially began as a home-science experiment (idea + speculum + tech-savvy partner with a flashlight = one graphic website!). At first, I thought the cervix photographs would appeal only to my midwifery friends, but the website’s success quickly proved my audience was much broader. The Beautiful Cervix Project welcomes an international audience of millions of curious people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.
People have used this information for many purposes, including to realize the normalcy of their body’s cyclical changes, to celebrate their bodies, to achieve or avoid pregnancy, to understand their partners more, to further their study of medicine and health, and to promote healing through cervix-inspired art.
In the past few years, The Beautiful Cervix Project has grown in scope as other women began submitting photos and I began to see firsthand the potential ripple effect of getting honest, accessible information into the hands of people thirsty for it.
Long live the Body Loving Revolution!