"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagnination, and life to everything." ~ Plato

Friday, February 11, 2011

49 - V-Day

Vagina monologues tonight with the roomie!  It was funny, of course, and I thought that there were even some stronger deliveries than last year.  To be honest, one of them made me teary.
For those who don't know, the Vagina Monologues are a collection of monologues (durr) that tell both funny and saddening stories, all related to female (aka vaginal) empowerment.  It's a contorversial student presentation at some schools... it was (and is still for some donors) here at PLU.  But the student body - males and females - has embraced it.  
 The script was written by Eve Ensler.  It features the same main speeches each year, with a new spotlight monologue that she writes specifically for each year.  The 2011 spotlight was on a woman, Marianne, who was a womens' rights advocate in Haiti and died in the earthquake last year.  Proceeds from the show are split between supporting a local organization and an organization that the national V-Monologues group decides upon.  Our local group this year is the "Green Dot" movement here at PLU and the national/international proceeds are going to the women and children of Haiti.

It was a really beautiful show and I'm looking forward to the 2012 V-Day.  :)


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