Being part of the monologues changed my life. I spent a weekend with Eve Ensler in Chicago and learned about the V-day organization and the celebration of Vagina Day every February 14th. Every year when I brought new friends to see the show I saw their faces when they left the room. We had opened up their eyes to think about things and parts that they had never thought about before. Seeing these monologues live is a safe place to laugh and learn and hear shared experiences of women around the world.
This year, Wayne state University is hosting a one night production of the Monologues on Thursday, February 7. The show is free, but donations are encouraged because they will all be given to Vista Maria, a home for runaway and troubled girls. I have known many people who work for this organization and I can tell you that they need the money to keep working with these young ladies. This production of the monologues will take place in the Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium at 8 p.m.
These events are both a great way to learn, have fun and give back to the city of Detroit.