Beth & Annie

Annie Sprinkle & partner Beth on

When Annie Sprinkle’s hair and pubes began to fall out during a course of chemo-therapy, she and Beth her parnter decided to use this fate as an inspiration rather than to fight it.

Photographer: David Steinberg

I can hardly express how very much Annie Sprinkle continues to inspire me. Her pragmatism, logic and inspiration as well as her sixth sense for the use of the public forum to transmit her message are a thing of beauty. Thank you Annie Sprinkle for not only bringing liberation and joy to the forefront, but also for grappling with un-loved topics like this in this way.

Maintaining our dignity in the face of illness, and aging, and the changes and restrictions they can entail is one of the largest challenges of adulthood.