Boom Vagina T-Shirt by HeyHershey
In December 2018, I uploaded a video on Twitter saying the phrase “Boom Vagina”. To cut the long story short, I was mindlessly snorkeling at sea when I unexpectedly encountered a vagina (or to be more anatomically correct, a vulva!) floating a few feet away from my face. It was just another silly anecdote from my life—but unknowingly, the video became viral overnight. Soon enough, it became our little inside joke on the internet!
But more than a funny memory, #BoomVagina opened doors of opportunities for me, leading me to where I am today as a content creator. From being a harassment and assault survivor turning over a new page, I became an online comedian who makes people laugh. #BoomVagina created a new chapter for me—reminding me that we survivors are so much more than our past. That starting anew is possible.
#BoomVagina reminded me that women are strong. Brave. Resilient. Like a phoenix, we will soar again. In a society where saying “You’re such a pussy” is an insult, we can proudly own #BoomVagina. We are women. We defy stereotypes. For so long, we’ve lived in systemic oppression—but this time, we say, No More! BOOM. VAGINA.
*Part of the proceeds of this collection will be donated to Tahanan Sta. Luisa, a rehabilitation center adolescent survivors of sexual harassment.