"The Vagina Monologues, created by Eve Ensler, is made up of a number of monologues read by various women. Every monologue somehow relates to the vagina, be it through sex, love, rape, menstruation, mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the variety of names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality." - The Vagina Monologues
On February 26th and March 5th The V-Day Lubbock Coalition put on an incredible performance of The Vagina Monologues, making this the 4th performance I have attended. My first year, back in 2008 I performed two monologues. In 2009 I performed two monologues and was an assistant producer. 2010 I photographed and this year, 2011, due to a miscommunication that ended up working in my favor, I was able to photograph this year's performance. It has only gotten better with each year as the audience gets bigger and the performances as well.
All proceeds went in support of Women's Protective Services and The Victims' Voice.
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Now that you are a little more educated, here are a few of my favorite photos. To view the entire performance via photos, you can go HERE.
Amanda Evans - My Angry Vagina
Elizabeth McClary - The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could
Ginny Mahan - I Was There In The Room
Liz Onasanya - The Woman Who Loved To Make Vaginas Happy
Liz Onasanya and Marynka Marquez - The Woman Who Loved To Make Vaginas Happy
Karen Bone - Hair
Peggy Seeley - The Flood
Gloria Lerma - The Vagina Workshop
Jill Collier - Vagina Happy Fact
Felicia LaFuente - Because He Liked To Look At It
All of these women did a FANTASTIC job! If you haven't attended a performance before, put it on your bucket list.