Activism, Notable Links, V-Day

V-Season 2010

V-Season is in full swing. How are your going to celebrate the women in your lives? I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day folks, I’m talking about V-Day. Victory (over violence), Valentine, Vagina. Yep. The v-word.

I’m here to remind you to find out about the shows/events in your community to help raise funds and awareness to STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. This year’s focus is building the City of Joy, a safe house in the DRC. To catch a glimpse of what is going on in the Congo and read about one man making a positive difference in the lives of women there: How one man gave Congo’s women hope.

Eve Ensler’s latest book is released this week as well: “I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World” (link to a video of Eve talking about her book and the DRC, ‘Girl Power Can Save the World.’)

If you want to read about my involvement and journey with V-Day, visit my V-Day blog ( not current). I miss being actively involved with it, but I have the memory and accomplishment of my time with V-Day in London. I brought together women from all backgrounds and directed them in a production of The Vagina Monologues. We raised over $6000 to help stop violence against women. And we raised awareness. And that’s that part that I can still do. Every little bit at a time.