The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler (see my Biography section for more info about her). She went around the US and around the world collecting women's stories about their vaginas.
It starts off 'We are worried about Vaginas' and gives true monologues from real women's experiences. My highlights were: the poem 'My short skirt' written for the women who did not receive justice after being raped because of what they were wearing. 'My short skirt and everything underneath it are mine, mine, mine!'
Some monologues are funny- 'my vagina is pissed off!' talks about the horrors of the smear test among other things. The monologue about women's moans is a fantastic impression of how the vagina can give pleasure.
Some monologues are horrific- especially the story by a woman who was one of the 20-70,000 people raped as part of war in Bosnia-Kosovo. It had everyone in tears.
Seeing this in Chiang Mai, performed only by volunteers, was a fantastic experience. The women were so passionate and did a fantastic job. The proceeds all went to the Thai Freedom House, an organisation that helps victims of human trafficking.
This play is performed all over the world as part of 'V-Day' on or around Valentine's Day every year. To find an event near you visit the website: http://www.onebillionrising.org/events/#!/0/0/1/