March 2, 2015
Female students are being encouraged to share their stories and experiences this month at “The Vagina Monologues.”
On March 14 at 7 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m. in Berger Hall, MOSAIC will be presenting the monologues of empowered women through performance.
The project started with Eve Ensler. She wrote monologues of her experiences interviewing women across different identities and orientations.
“These experiences are themes of experiencing life from the viewpoint of a woman, so some of them are funny and some are more serious. They range from topics of hair to sexual assault,” said Vanessa Delgado, LGBT program director for MOSAIC.
Sociology graduate student Mikaela Resende is excited to be performing “Hair,” and a role in “They Beat The Girl Out of My Boy.”
“Spreading awareness of women’s issues and women’s rights are passions of mine as are doing the same for any issues related to any marginalized group. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is a creative, fun and touching way to achieve this,” Resende said.
Sophomore communication major Tina McDonald will be performing a solo monologue, “The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could.”
When auditioning, McDonald requested to be assigned as piece regarding recovery from abuse.
“I felt that telling another woman’s tale about survival would help myself on my own road to recovery after a previously emotionally-abusive relationship,” she said.
“Once I was informed I had a role, I was excited by the prospect of being able to be a little more active with campus events,” McDonald said. “And once I learned the purpose and the story behind the show, I hope that the project, and my piece especially, will help empower women.”
The monologues are owned by a national organization called V-Day. With “The Vagina Monologues,” they hope to end violence against women and girls across the nation.
Men are encouraged to attention the show.
“It is a great experience for everyone who gets involved. These Vagina Monologues raise awareness of violence,” Delgado said.