“Lasting social and cultural change is spread by ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” This is exactly what our unstoppable leaders, Emely Torres and Sandy Jacquez, did, by participating in The Vagina Monologues. Created by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, this unique play addresses rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation, sexual slavery, abuse and women’s sexuality. It educates and changes social attitudes towards violence against girls and women and calls for violence against them to end. The play itself is a small part of VDAY, which is a grassroots movement that also includes films and large-scale stop-the-violence campaigns all over the world.
One in three women will be physically or sexually abused in their lifetime, inflicting physical and mental pain and devaluing their human dignity. Think of the women in your midst… this could be you, your mother, your niece, your sister, your friend, your sorority sister… It’s time to stop the violence! “Art has the power to transform thinking and inspire people to act.” Emely and Sandy broke the silence by courageously speaking out against violence through The Vagina Monologues.
Congratulations Emely and Sandy for a job well done!