I say vagina, you might not want to keep reading. I say vagina, and you’re starting to get uncomfortable. I say vagina, you say, “good grief, can she give it up already!?” Dare I say it one more time…I say vagina, you say MONOLOGUES!
That’s right; N Street Village is hosting its first production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues on VDAY, Friday, February 14 at Luther Place Memorial Church. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are free, all are welcome, please reserve your seat today.
During my time at N Street Village, I’ve heard countless stories of struggles and challenges women in our community face. No, not everyone at N Street Village identifies as a victim or survivor of sexual violence. However, its presence does exist within our community, as well as in our city, our country, and our world.
Consider the statistic that 1 in 3 women will experience violence throughout her lifetime, which works out to over 1 billion women impacted by violence. The One Billion Women Rising for Justice Campaign and the VDAY movement began to invite women and those who love them to rise together and demand an end to violence.
Our community is excited to join in this movement with our own empowering performance of The Vagina Monologues, which focuses on embracing our bodies and ourselves—even the parts that are harder to talk about or that society doesn’t like to talk about. The show is more than a play. It’s a movement. It enables us to rise together in solidarity for love and justice.
I’ll leave you with the following to ponder, which of these statements will you hear at N Street Village Presents The Vagina Monologues show?
a. I did not think of my vagina in practical or biological terms.
b. I began to love my vagina.
c. Vaginas need comfort.
d. If your vagina got dressed up what would it wear?
e. She transformed my coochi snorcher and raised it into a kind of heaven.
f. To find out — reserve your free seat today!
By Sarah Thappa – Sarah is proud to be the Director of N Street Village’s The Vagina Monologues production. She is a member of AIDS United’s AmeriCorps National team with the Washington AIDS Partnership and serves as the HIV Health Promotion Specialist at N Street Village. She does HIV education, counseling, outreach, and testing in addition to health promotion classes on various topics. Sarah hails from Northern Illinois and graduated from Carleton College ‘13 with a B.A. in Biology.