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Evening Standard - Vagina Museum founder Florence Schechter on body politics, teasing trolls and millennia of marginalisation

Ask Florence Schechter why she is opening the world’s first bricks-and-mortar vagina museum in Camden Market — naturally — and she will not miss a beat. “Why not?” she shrugs, evenly. “I discovered there’s a penis museum in Iceland, but no vagina equivalent anywhere in the world. And I thought that was bulls***.”

So Schechter did not fanny around. She spent six months workshopping the idea with “people from museums, medical people, random people I knew, saying, ‘Do you think this is something you’d visit?’” She drew up a plan, pitched successfully to some trustees and registered as a charity. “And here we are.”

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