"Vaginimafia" stands for a feminist gang to which everyone can feel a sense of belonging, regardless of age, origin, identity and sexual orientation.
We reinterpret the concept of the "Mafia", but adopt the idea of a close community with family structures that sees itself as POWERFUL. Unlike the Mafia, however, we do not operate through mechanisms of violence and fear, but aim to break down patriarchal structures by strengthening the individual: Upvaluation instead of devaluation as a goal of mutual support.
In sincere friendship with all its responsibility and unconditionality we see the breaking of patriarchal categories.
We come to this conclusion from personal experience, as we have been living a concept of emotional connection for more than 15 years, which exceeds the current normative ideas of friendly relationships.
For us, mutual appreciation and acceptance allows us to break down deeply internalized patriarchally oriented behaviors. Within the safe confines of our community, we notice and name behaviors that have emerged from societal adaptations and expectations. Together we deconstruct patriarchal codes of behavior that dictate how "human beings" are supposed to behave and continuously ask ourselves: WHAT DO I WANT BUT I?
This valuable process has a therapeutic character for us and gives us a sense of healing. We no longer feel like passive victims but powerful actors in shaping our own model of life.
"One is not born a woman, one becomes one." (Simone de Beauvoir: The Other Sex)
Only in togetherness can we return to the origin of our femininity, far from the "male gaze." All being oriented towards the cis-man or cis-male generated social structures is not part of our inner self. Instead, the only purposeful path in smashing patriarchy is to enviously acknowledge the other, and empower and support them. In contrast, mare-biting, that is, competition among women, is the reproduction of patriarchal power structures.
"I have never found a love like this, so gentle and so powerful as I have in the arms of my sisters. Their love has birthed a dragon in me I never knew could rise inside my tired body. Our love for each other has made us into the most dangerous witch women you will ever know." (Nikita Gill: The Most Powerful Women Are Women Who Love Each Other Fiercely)
Vaginimafia means Sisterhood. It gives strength to stand up for one's own particularities and to position oneself against limiting structures.
"Veni Vidi Vagini" is the battle cry to remind women, bipoc, LGBTIQ, trans people and everyone else who suffers under patriarchal structures that we are many.
Together, we feel invincible. We are never alone and never will be.