#MeToo, V-Day

Do “The Vagina Monologues” Still Matter?

I remember my first period. I was 11 years old. I was a figure skater at the time, and I was at the rink. It was after my lesson. I remember asking my mom for a quarter so I could get a pad. It wasn’t a big deal. I had sex ed. I knew it… Continue reading Do “The Vagina Monologues” Still Matter?

Human Trafficking, V-Day

Not For Sale: Human Trafficking in the United States

One part of V-Day’s mission is to generate "broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery." In the United States, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, an initiative that is designed to increase awareness of the nationwide… Continue reading Not For Sale: Human Trafficking in the United States

V-Day

V-Day Spotlight 2017: Violence Against Women in the Workplace

Each year, the international V-Day organization chooses a Spotlight. V-Day “spotlights” a certain group of women who are facing violence, “with the goal of raising awareness and funds to put a worldwide media spotlight on this area and to aid groups on the ground who are addressing it.” Previous Spotlight Campaigns featured Afghan Women (2002);… Continue reading V-Day Spotlight 2017: Violence Against Women in the Workplace

InterAct, Personal Testimony, V-Day

Why “The Vagina Monologues”?

There are numerous ways to make your voice heard. Thanks to the innovation of the internet and social media, your voice has the potential to have an audience of millions. While there are venues of activism that are powerful, I feel activism through art is one of the most powerful ways to make your voice… Continue reading Why “The Vagina Monologues”?

InterAct, Personal Testimony, V-Day

InterAct – Courageous Voices Tour

InterAct - Courageous Voices Tour By Alex Matsuo Written on 1/26/17 Today, I had the honor of taking InterAct’s Courageous Voices tour. As the organizer for V-Day Raleigh and director for this year’s production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”, I felt it was my duty to see firsthand what InterAct does for our community… Continue reading InterAct – Courageous Voices Tour