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Review for V-Day, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I believed as a passionate, emotive dancer and actor that I was comfortable with my body and the empowerment of women in general. However, after being involved with the V-Day Movement through performing The Vagina Monologues, I discovered the negativity and shame that my strict born-again Christian mother had given me. I had men and women of 70 years old in the audience who were stating,'It is good to talk about this kind of thing.' I had a formal cast member talk openly about her body for the first time in her life; I empowered teenage girls, old women and men to be open and to honour and respect women through the use of the script and talk held by the manager of the Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Empowering people through the use of performancee - my forte!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Giving, generous, hard working women from all walks of life who have become good friends.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Empower men and women all internationally and help change the world to a peaceful place to exist.

Ways to make it better...

More staff were hired to answer my technical and production queries. Not all my questions were answered!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

My apologies for generalising, but the fact that women are so often looked upon as a commodity by men be it during war or times of peace so that they become the first point of hurt and violence.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If people work together and become open and non-judgemental and don't look down on others, humanity could be free.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & Empowered men and women by performing The Vagina Monologues in a small rural community in Scotland and raised awareness re rape statistics in Scotland.