Q: For whom did you create "Bits and Bods" and why?
Bits and Bods is for teenagers. Our primary focus has been on teenage girls, and we’re working hard to expand this to include trans and gender non-conforming voices. We knew from our own experiences of school that formal sex ed is pretty shit; it’s full of stigma, is super heteronormative, avoids pleasure all together and so on. And then there’s not many other reliable sources that are also fun and engaging. So we decided to help fill that gap ourselves. We want teenagers to learn facts and also to learn that this stuff is normal, it’s good to talk about, it shouldn’t be embarrassing!
Q: How do you see art intersecting with sex education and empowerment?
Art is powerful - people can connect with it on so many levels. Our aim is to create emotion through spectacle, using stylized imagery to show how weird and wonderful bodies and their functions truly are. When audiences gasp, cringe, laugh - we start to break down taboos and rubbish ideas that this stuff should be shameful and secretive, provoking conversation which inevitably leads to education.