Posting may be slow for the next week or so… but for a fantastic reason. Namely, my attention has to be diverted to rehearsals, since this upcoming week is showtime for The Vagina Monologues at my college!
In fact, all across the country in the next few weeks stagings of the Vagina Monologues will be taking place to raise awareness for V-Day! No, not Valentines Day; V Day is “a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.”
The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.
The Vagina Monologues themselves make for a fantastic show as the audience gets drawn into a series of personal, funny, sad, exciting, honest, and relateable stories. Some are familiar to people’s everyday lives, and some give the audience a glimpse into a perspective beyond their own – but all of them are brilliantly written and a joy to perform and watch. You may feel awkward at first btu I urge you all to look for a local showing of The Vagina Monologues to experience this week, you may even discover something about yourself in the process!
(Here’s a random monologue from the show, pulled from youtube to give you a better idea of what to expect!)
(Regular blogging will return next Friday but I’ll do my best to update sporadically until then. If you have something you’d like to say, send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org and help me pick up the slack this week – I’d be so greatful!)