May 28, 2010
Being part of the V-Day movement for me is a priviledge and a cause very dear to my heart. V-Day brings the issues of violence against women and young girls up front and center, not only nationally but internationally. It is because of wonderful organizations like V-Day that we now truly know the atrocities that women from around the world suffer every day. The hardships of women and young girls from Iraq, to Afghanistan…to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico…to the Democratic Republic of Congo affect us all…our families, our children and our overall communities. Violence against women should be as important as any other issue that is troubling the world today. V-Day is an organization that we absolutely need in order to continue to raise awareness about violence against women and young girls locally, nationally and worldwide. On a personal level, V-Day single handedly changed my life back in 2006 and continues to do so up to this day. V-Day has taught me that women need to stand by women and that men can stand by women as allies and that together we can change the story of women. From performing, to directing and organizing The Vagina Monologues; it has helped me and given me the opportunity and the power to raise my voice…to reach within myself and stand tall and be heard. V-Day has not only helped me become a better woman, but has opened the lines of communication within my own family. Being able to openly talk to my conservative parents about what V-Day stands for - has become a life changing experience. V-Day has brought many beautiful, strong and wonderful women into my life who I now call my V-Sisters. My life will never be the same because I have crossed paths with them and I have V-Day and Eve Ensler to thank. V-Day is and will always be a part of my life. Viva la Vagina!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have been empowered by V-Day and have shared this new found energy with other women. I am part of a collective voice that refuses to stay quiet about violence against women and young girls.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I've organized, directed and performed The Vagina Monologues in Spanish in Texas, raised awareness about violence against women in my community and have raised funds for local non-profits that help survivors of violence.