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!

I Heart Guts Original Plush Organs Instagram - Human Body HumorAre we friendly on Instagram? I hope so. But if we're not yet acquainted on the IG, let me convince you why we should be. Why on earth should you follow a small company that makes plush organs on Instagram? We'll tell you why -- because I promise we will give you an occasional chuckle. Like this one of our breasts entranced by the Areola Borealis! 

Breast Plush Pillow Stuffed Toy Mammary Breastfeeding Lactation Nursing Latching

See photos like this and other ridiculous organ-ic content over at the I Heart Guts Instagram feed.  Northern Lights photo by El Coleccionista de Instantes via Flickr Creative Commons.

I Heart Guts Plush Organs Human Body Humor Funny Anatomy

Also, it's not all yuks and laffs on our Instagram account. Occasionally we will drop the knowledge on ya, like for instance this fascinating and educational How We Pee drawing.

I Heart Guts Plush Organs Instagram

So stick with us on social and you just might learn something. Follow I Heart Guts plush organs on Instagram, where humor and the human body go hand in hand.