Oh man I am sooo bad at this! I was supposed to blog like a week ago... whoops... sorry guys and gals!
SO... anyhow, tonight we had our first night of auditions and the turnout was great AND we (the directors) got out of there by 10! I cannot say how great it felt!
I was astonished at the talent and passion that we saw tonight! Everyone was great, just great. I think the thing that really made my heart glad was the number of people who were not personal acquaintances of ours! We're growing people, our movement is growing!!!

At the director's meeting the other day (which included my mother... how exciting is it that I get to work on this project with her????) I realized that it is thanks to V-Day that my family is so open about our experiences as women. I live with my three younger sisters and my mother. We can talk about pretty much anything under the sun. Last year, our sex toy fundraiser was held at our house and my mother and I both unabashedly attended it together.

My mom, my sisters, and I can all talk about our bodies, periods, boyfriends, friends, beliefs, frustrations and joys in all capacities... we have a wonderful relationship.
I think I really owe it to V-Day. My freshman year of college I saw The Vagina Monologues for the first time and fell in love with it and began to realize that it was ok to talk about these things. Then I was in them for the first time during my junior year and my mom came and so did my sisters. I figured she would either love it or hate it... and thankfully (obviously) it was the former... when the show was over she embraced me and immediately told me that everybody should have to see this show: men, women, boys, girls, and everyone in between.

The Vagina Monologues opened the door to open communication with my sisters and my mom and me. I think it has truly helped my sisters develop into strong and confident women, who know their worth and believe in themselves. I hope that our movement can do this for at least one family... and hopefully more!



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