Mulieris Magazine Issue 4 – Belt of Venus
In Roman mythology the goddess Venus, encompassed love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory. Venus had a magical belt, whoever wore her belt had the power to attract whoever they wanted, despite this powerful object Venus herself didn’t need its properties to be desired by others, she only used it once to be forgiven by her husband and landed it to those who needed it. The belt of Venus didn’t change your assets, it didn’t transform you, instead it highlighted and powered up your own characteristics and self confidence. Roman theology presents Venus as the yielding, watery female principle, essential to the generation and balance of life. We got close to this character representing aspects that nowadays are still associated with the female figure. Desire, sensuality, sex are often related to the feminine world, so its the power (wether the presence or lack of it) related to them, during time those have been shaped and transformed by society’s eyes, now we take those back through our own eyes. We claim that power, wear it, use it, share it.
MULIERIS an independent magazine based in Italy. MULIERIS is not only a magazine, but it’s a platform, a safe place, a community, a source
for art and events created by women, but that aims to speak to everyone regardless of their gender or sex. We want to create an open dialogue on gender equality through art made by womxn: from womxn to everyone through art.
Since 2019, MULIERIS has been talking about art, activism, culture, fashion and sexuality.