Denmark: K. Vinders Fond

cover of “Kvinde Kend din Krop”Publication

Kvinde Kend din Krop (1975, 1982, 1992, 2001, 2013)

Translation: Woman Know Your Body

Language

Danish

Our Bodies, Ourselves Project

The Danish edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” first published in 1975, sold 100,000 copies.

A second edition (1982) sold about 50,000 copies and was followed by another in 1992 that sold about 25,000 copies. A fourth edition (2001), coordinated by K. Vinders Fond, had a smaller print run of 7,000 copies.

A theater group called Mungo Park converted “Kvinde Kend din Krop” into a sold-out play. The script was also sold to theater companies in Norway and Iceland.

K. Vinders Fond: Community Action & Activism

K. Vinders Fond is also behind the the photo booth project Kussomat, a creative and daring response to negative perceptions of women’s bodies. The project invites women over age 18 to take photos of their genitals in a specially designed booth; the photos are then posted in an online collection that celebrates the diversity of female genitalia.

The project launched in celebration of International Women’s Day March 8, 2011 at the Goethe Institute in Copenhagen. Read an interview with Beate Detlefs (in English), a member of the K.Vinders Fond, about the Kussomat.

As of 2012, an updated Danish edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” is underway. More details will be posted as they become available.

Contact

If you would like more information, please contact Birgitte Rode Diness: birgitterodediness@gmail.com or birgitte@diness.dk