This Friday March 8th is International Women’s day!
Every year in different regions around the world, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. This Friday and Saturday I am honored to have been asked to join UniPro’s benefit production of Eve Ensler’s: The Vagina Monologues.
The Vagina Monologues is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women (initially, Eve Ensler performed every monologue herself, with subsequent performances featuring three actresses, and more recent versions featuring a different actress for every role). Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the various common names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.
The Vision of UniPro is to attain unity, understanding and progress in the Pilipino community and the community at-large through education and the facilitation of dialogue.
This year to celebrate International Women’s Day, UniPro joins the One Billion Rising campaign, The Biggest Mass Global Action To End Violence Against Women & Girls In The History Of Humankind.
If you are in the NYC area come out and support UniPro, One Billion Rising and International Women’s Day. If you are not in the area, this weekend celebrate the women in your life and take a moment to celebrate women around the world.