It’s that time of year again! When I transferred schools in the Spring of 2008, I was excited about and uncertain of what I’d find when I went to see The Vagina Monologues for the first time. What I found was a whirlwind of emotion– with one monologue making me laugh til my eyes teared, and the next making me out and out feel like crying. With little exception, the show was a touching tribute and celebration of women everywhere.
When I left the show, however, the most permeating thought I had was– those girls are BRAVE. And I’d love to work backstage.
The next year, I saw a flyer up for an Auditon/Info session. I went. And before I knew it, I was cast. I became one of those brave girls. And I fell in love with this production. This year will be my fourth year celebrating women and fighting to stop violence against them.
Rehearsals start exactly two weeks from tonight– and I can’t wait to see what our little vagina community will be like this year.
For more information about The Vagina Monologues, and the
V-Day Movement, check out Vday.org.
[and shoutout to Sio who shares the first pic with me!]