After an enjoyable dinner, great company and some great entertainment, a crew of 11 fantastic women, directed by Brett Desrosiers, took the stage in what was the 20th Anniversary production of the Vagina Monologues.
The play led the spectators through a wide range of emotions, from laughter, to anger. It shook and humbled. It empowered and woke up. It brought up tears and drew up some memories.
The event doubled as a fundraiser for Sexual Assault Support Services and for V-DAY, a global movement to end violence against women. Between each act, SASS reported on where the situation is today, in 2018. The stats were eye-opening. 1 Billion women worldwide have experience some sort of sexual abuse, assault or harassment. 1 BILLION!
Powered by the #METOO movement, this year’s rendition spoke about the Donald Trumps and Harvey Weinsteins of this world and call us to Rise, Resist, Unite! After recently writing my own #MeToo story, it made me realize that after all these years, I have never really broken down about it. More importantly, it reinforced the fact that I am not alone.
The event ended with men rising up and reciting the “Man Prayer”, in support and solidarity to all women.
Congratulations to all involved! Here’s to 20 more!