Julia Caesaris Major It was 27 BCE, Augustus was the new Caesar, and the Roman Empire was born. Augustus was a careful, conservative man. He wanted Roman families to prosper. He passed laws to return the republic to an adherence to family values. You know, a time when fathers ruled households, when wives were quiet… Continue reading Caesar Augustus: Make Rome Great Again?
V-Day 2020: Whose Vagina is it Anyway?
The new year is here for the V-Day Raleigh Team to bring cast and crew together, to create the next episode of Whose Vagina is it Anyway? In North Carolina and in the nation as a whole, there is opportunity to shift the language and behavior of voters to give us back our vaginas, let… Continue reading V-Day 2020: Whose Vagina is it Anyway?
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?
Women Supporting Women
By Pam McClure There was a lot going on at the Golden Globe Awards this year. #metoo and Time’s Up and black dresses and women supporting women and getting "mad as hell and not going to take it anymore" (quote from the movie Network). Hard to believe an awards show made me so emotional, and… Continue reading Women Supporting Women
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 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
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 – 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