WHOA DOES THAT SAY VAGINA???
It does, are you uncomfortable yet? Good, because I think discomfort is a great place to start meaningful conversations.
So I’ll be upfront about this post and say that it is, at least in part, a shameless plug for the show. However, I do think that it’s a great opportunity to expose ourselves to some alternative narratives–and isn’t that what good consumers of media do?
The Vagina Monologues is based on a collection of interviews conducted with ALL types of women–straight women, lesbians, trans women, women of color, WOMEN–and addresses everything from sex/body positivity to rape/sexual assault/violence against women to childbirth to all the really awesome beautiful things about being a woman.
Don’t identify as a woman? That’s cool too!! This show still welcomes you! It is a piece that is meant to create a space for women’s voices, but also tell stories that are incredibly human and can educate, move, inspire and appeal to everyone.
It is part of a movement called V-Day, which is an organization that looks to combat misogyny and end violence against women and girls worldwide. The playwright’s name is Eve Ensler; to learn more about the movement go here.
Still with me? THANKS! If you’ve made it this far, I’m proud of you and thanks for your interest! The show is THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, February 13 and 14 at 5pm in The Ring Theatre in the Scales Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $5 and we are also accepting donations of feminine hygiene products (did you know they’re considered a luxury item and that’s why they’re extra expensive??) All proceeds go to Family Services.
If you’ve never seen the show, if you’re on the fence about it, if you’ve made it this far into me using a class assignment to talk about vaginas…
Take a chance on it. I promise, it is worth the 5 dollar donation to a wonderful organization and you will learn something about a perspective/life experience that is not your own.
And isn’t that how we grow?