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Going To The V-Day Monologue Event With My Niece

So earlier tonight I took my niece with me to the vagina monologue event that was hosted downtown. This was our first experience at an event like this so we did not know what to expect. Before the event I found that this episodic play written by Eve Ensler, is a key component in the V-Day movement. V-Day is a global movement (on or around Valentine's Day) where annual theatrical and artistic events are produced around the world to help out anti-violence organizations. This movement has brought events like this into cities nationwide to help out organizations in the community. My niece and I both found the experience very empowering because the women in the play spoke on issues that women face towards their own identity. Identity struggle is very common amongst a lot of people in the country who are fed media messages that eventually dictate the way they live their lives. I believe that is why events like these are important, because they empower women to love themselves and help out other women. In this case, V-Day, which is a non-profit corporation is able to fund organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. I think that it is an ambitious task for one organization to do, but one thing each person can do is transform the way others think about women and girls and promote awareness of the violence that goes on. It is also important to help out by going to events like this and spreading the word, because events like these help out other people and give them the support that they need. 

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