Viva la Vulva is bringing the arts and medical community together for a six-week exhibition of art and dialogue that will educate audiences about the issues surrounding female sexual health.
Our incredible group of all-female artists include:
Lili Bernard, Aurelia Bizouard, Edvarda Braanaas, Joanna Cassidy, Karen Petty, Tanya Ragir, Leslie Reed and Amanda Sage.
Viva La Vulva is a movement created by and organized by Cedars Sinai resident physician, Dr. Cara Quant after she noticed how mens sexual issues are regularly discussed in the medical community, but womens sexual health issues are often overlooked. "So many things can affect a womans sexual health throughout her life such as sexual abuse, pregnancy, stress, menopause, cultural ideals and often times the pain or lack of desire that happens as a result of these life events is not addressed.” says Dr. Quant. "Education is the key to overcoming.”
Dr. Quant’s friend and colleague, Parnika Kodali, Director Business Operations at Kaiser Permanente co-founded Viva La Vulva together along with Dr. Quant’s brother Jeremy Quant owner of Dot Red Art Tours and is being curated by REN Gallery Owner Renee Warren.
Over the course of this exhibition, two days of panel discussions will be given by physicians, educators, sexologists and celebrity pundits on female sexuality and health. Guests are encouraged to come with their own questions and an open mind. These events are FREE to attend!! Please RSVP for any of the events youd like to attend.
VIVA LA VULVA
Opening Night Reception with DJ Quish March 8th, 2018 6-10pm
Celebrate International woman day with tasty libations, mingle with the artists and enjoy the first looks of the show
Panel Day #1 - March 17th, 2018 1pm-5pm
Medical Expert Panel which will feature a Psychiatrist, Sex Therapist, Female Sexual Health Specialist, Psychologist, and more.
Join us for our first-panel discussion where we will discuss female sexual health from the perspective of top professionals in the field. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Cara Quant and touch on topics such as the importance of understanding the female anatomy, sex and pregnancy, STDs and knowing your status, vaginal hygiene, and psychological factors related to sex.
Schedule 1pm-2pm - Gallery reception, cocktail hour
Dr. Maya Benitez (Family Medicine, Cedars-Sinai)
Michael Krychman, M.D. (Sexual Health Specialist and Expert in Survivorship Medicine)
Erica Marchand, Ph.D (Sex therapist)
Kristi Eddy (Mrs. California and founder of W.O.M.E.N. Inc.)
Leslie Reed (Artist and Linage Alchemy Healer)
Stasha Washburn (Period Coach)
Panel Day #2 - March 31st, 2018 1pm-5pm
Global Social Change Panel which will include a Yogi, Sexologist, Holistic Healer, Marriage and Family Therapist, Actress, Artist and more.
Join us for our second panel discussion where we will discuss female sexual health from the perspective of global social change. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Cara Quant and touch on topics such as consent and boundaries, cultural and religious ideals that surround female sexuality, and holistic means of healing past traumas.
Closing Reception - April 21st, 2018 6-10pm
Closing remarks from our team, raffle of gift baskets and champagne toast to the next Viva La Vulva!!
2 Ways to FIND US - Enter from either:
We are also surrounded by 3 public parking lots - see map below
One of Viva la Vulvas beneficiaries is The Model Behavior, a non-profit which cultivates awareness and support to provide our most vulnerable women with feminine hygiene products that are essential to leading a healthy, dignified life.
You can feel great about supporting this community event because we are dedicated to empowering the woman in our neighborhood through the arts. By attending VIVA LA VULVA - LA you will be too.