Initially, I didn’t think being a reader for the Vagina Monologues would have been a feasible way for me to help raise awareness about violence against women. I hadn’t thought it was feasible because my relationship with my body and how I got here is very different than most women. I had figured there wasn’t… Continue reading They Beat the Girl out of my Boy… Or so they Tried
by Kimmi Awiszio The Vagina Monologues has been a part of my life since 2011. The first time I auditioned, I was a self-conscious freshman in college who had never really done any theater, let alone talk about vaginas on stage. Of all things. The whole concept was absolutely wild to me, but as an upcoming feminist—it felt… Continue reading Where Do I fit? Navigating TVM as a Genderfluid Person
Women First. Actors? Maybe. First rehearsal 2019 Women cast for The Vagina Monologues generally audition because they believe in the cause, ending violence against women and girls using performance and creativity, with proceeds donated to local organizations supporting safe space for women and to the V-Day project worldwide. Most are not looking for acting gigs,… Continue reading The Vagina Monologues Cast:
Vaginas Rock! When I first heard about The Vagina Monologues many years ago, I was puzzled. Why would a woman want to stand up in front of an audience and talk about her vagina? I heard it was a funny show. Sure, I thought, vaginas could be a funny theme for a comedy routine. Right?… Continue reading What’s the Big Deal with Vaginas?
V-Day's 2018-2019 Spotlight, created in collaboration with formerly incarcerated women and activists, will focus on Women in Prisons and Jails, Detention Centers, and Formerly Incarcerated Women. A direct connection exists between violence and abuse done to women and girls and the risk that those women and girls will be directly impacted by incarceration. In the U.S., 86% of women… Continue reading The Baton has been Passed: V-Day 2019
Editor's Note: Welcome to the V-Day Raleigh blog! We are requesting submissions from the community for our blog - below is our first one! An anonymous member of the V-Day Raleigh community wrote this beautiful and powerful poem to share with you all. What would you tell the next woman? If you would like to… Continue reading I Want to Tell You