Plush Organs Original FounderThank you so much, Threadless, for including us in your International Women's Day feature on artists you should know! We are flattered and honored as there are so many amazing women artists on the platform. Here's what we talked about:

You describe yourself as “anatomically obsessed.” What started this obsession? Have you always been curious about the inner workings of the human body?

Well, I have always been a huge nerd. Ask anyone I went to school with. Art and science were always my favorite subjects; I was either doodling or dissecting worms and frogs. Being nerdy is cool because it just means being interested in stuff. The human body is especially interesting because we all have one! For me, art and science are close to my heart because both help explore the world around us.

The story behind your award-winning plush organs is as inspiring as it is heartwarming (pun intended). What is your favorite organ and which makes the best cuddle buddy?

Ooof, that’s a tough question! That’s like asking me to pick my favorite child! But if pressed, the uterus plush is my favorite. This organ is everyone’s first cramped home, you know? No matter who you are, you got your start inside a uterus—that’s pretty amazing! As far as cuddles go, our penis neck pillow is very snuggly—it’s just such a supportive pal! How many penises can you say that about?

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Like so many other parents, COVID-19 has thrown my work life into turmoil. I have kids at home and it’s been hard to find time for work and creativity. Lately, I’ve been taking our anatomy infographics—like “How Your Thyroid Works” or “All About Ovulation”—and turning them into prints, blankets, and tote bags on Threadless. It’s fun for people to have a little anatomy lesson on a cuddly pillow, and it helps breathe new life into old artwork!

Vagina Vulva Heart Print

Vulvas+Vaginas are fun, flexible, strong — celebrate life’s infinite vaginal variety with this colorful bunch of jay-jays! This cute design is available as a t-shirt, tote bag, phone case and face mask!

Vagina Vulva Tote Bag Womens Sexual Health

Upon first glance, your friends may mistake the design for a collection of stodgy paisleys. They can think whatever they want, or you can see how truly observant your pals are. Hoping for a VBAC? Take this tote with you for good luck during childbirth!

Vagina Vulva Phone Case

Hello? Is this my vulva speaking? Oh, if only they could talk, your jay-jay would have so much to say-say-say! Calling all vaginas to check out this awesome vadge-y phone case. Just imagine being a midwife or doula on call with this phone.

OB GYN Face Mask

Love vaginas? So do we! Maybe you love them, maybe you love working with them, or maybe you wanna give your OBGYN a gift they'll never forget! Trust me, any of these treats will be the hit of the clinic or labor and delivery floor. Ok, just one more, or vaginal cup overfloweth...

Vagina Mug

Organ Socks - Uterus Socks - Brain Socks - Pancreas Socks - Kidney Socks - Colon SocksHooray! NEW sock styles are here and we’ve got the perfect pair for you: uterus + ovary socks, brain + dopamine socks, pancreas + insulin socks, kidney socks, and colon socks! Each pair is emblazoned with happy organs and dorky slogan to keep you smiling on your feet during long shifts. Uterus and Ovary socks say "Ova Achiever" in the toe and "Womb Service" for all you gyno geeks out there. Brain socks read "All You Need is Lobe" on the toe and "Bring on the Brains" on the back -- features stylized dopamine molecule for improved pleasure and concentration. Colon socks emblazoned with "You Move Me" on the front and "Head Over Bowels for You." Pancreas socks read "Party in My Pancreas" on the toe and "Insulin for the Win" on the back of the ankle -- features stylized insulin amino acid chain design. Kidney socks say, "When Urine Love" on the front and "Let's Get Renal" on the back for our nephrology nerds. Great last-minute gifts for all your nerd merch needs. Super soft bamboo viscose sport crew socks with slight compression. If you have bought our socks before, these are a bit thicker and more cushiony than our previous socks. One size fits most women 6-11/men 5-9. Made in the USA. Only at iheartguts.com!