Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Vagina Is My Village

Starting tomorrow, I will be in my first production since my senior year of high school. Almost four years have gone by since my last show. However, this show is much more meaningful to me than anything I have ever been in. It is the Vagina Monologues. No, we are not Nazi Femmes who burn our bras and scream "MEN ARE INFERIOR" ... in fact, the ideas that just popped up in your head about the show are probably completely wrong! We are warriors, fighting for women who have been beaten, battered, and abused. We are making you aware of the violence that is out there towards women. It's serious.

Although the show throws in some humor, take note of the facts and sad stories that are provided. This year there will be a spotlight monologue about Miriam Frederick - the director of a Haitian orphanage, who brought the Vagina Monologues into Haiti. Frederick sadly lost her life after Haiti cracked open at the seams in 2010.

It's more than women fighting to be equal, it's more than women talking about their menstrual issues. It's more. It's their war to raise awareness and to stop violence and abuse towards all women. It's real and it needs to stop.

My vagina is my village. It wants to be treated fairly. It doesn't want to be taken advantage of or told what to do. It doesn't want to be violated or to know that other women are. It doesn't want to be anything other than my vagina.

I am proud to be a Vagina Warrior. ({})

Saturday, February 5, 2011

John Wall, Sixburgh, and other things..

I want to be free. I want to throw my hands in the air, screaming in the back seat of a convertible with my favorite songs on blast. No cares in the world. To live in my fantasies instead of realities. I want to be free.

Anyway, in music terms this week Lil Wayne came out with a 'Pittsburgh Steeler diss' called "Green & Yellow". Well it's no wonder Lil Wayne couldn't come up with his own beat. Anyway, the dudes from New Orleans - what the hell does he need to be rooting for the Packers for?

Next, in terms of YouTube videos, I have been intrigued by the "Do the John Wall" dance. It's not complicated, but you can't John when you're supposed to Wall (guess you'd have to watch to understand).

I've also been playing "Did It On 'Em" - Nicki Minaj on repeat. I have no relation to this song whatsoever, it's just something to dance to. I honestly have a hate/love relationship with Nicki Minaj's music. She's either a complete idiot or she's got some sick flows. It's a win/lose situation. Sorry Nicki lovers.

As for the rest of my life, I just watched the Pittsburgh Steelers crumble in the hands of the Green Bay Packers! Worst sight ever! Oh well, we played a truly a
mazing season and I could not ask to be a fan of a better team!

Let me leave you with a quote to start and/or finish your day. It's a quote to be carefully considered. How would you want to and how would you lead your life?

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton