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The Vagina Monologues happening this Saturday

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Amanda Marini-Rhodes and Brett Desrosiers

You Say, “V-Jay-Jay”, I say…”a Beaver!”  We all call ‘It’ something…And, depending on where you’re from, location can greatly influence such important salutations.

Here in Cornwall, some names that have come up are….(drum roll please) Box, Beaver, Snatch, Nune, V-Jay-Jay, Vagine, and Vage just to merely say a few…

You know, it really is quite interesting to sit around and ask the question, ”What do you call it?” Body language changes, some cheeks get flushed, even temperatures rise at the prose.The most wonderful thing though…is the look of almost relief once someone says what they call it. It’s like a whole weight has been lifted and a new opportunity to talk is born.

If you have never been to the show you can expect a rainbow of emotions to come through. You may laugh (quite likely), you may cry, and you will be moved.You can expect to empathize and bear witness to an incredible, powerful, raw, emancipating collection of experiences from women and girls around the world.Stories that need to be heard, acknowledged, shared and discussed.

The evening will have great food, excellent live entertainment, silent auction and of course The Vagina Monologues. This year we will be featuring a reading by Eve Ensler called, Over It Redux discussing currents affairs and so much more.There will be also male readers taking part in, The Man Prayer.

The evening will finish with a talk-back session for the audience and cast/crew to engage in conversation and continue the sharing. The Vagina Monologues have been around for 20 years now and are growing ever more important in a time and climate that boasts transparency and accountability for all. It is time to show up and let others know, they are no alone in their experiences. We are in this together.

Tickets can be bought at Giroux Sewing Centre at 511 Montreal Road, Echo Trends at 54 Pitt Street or through the Sexual Assault Support Services of SDG&A by calling 613-932-1755 ext. 27 or email volunteer@sassforwomen.ca.

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