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Empowering Womxn: VagMo+ and Their Spring 2020 Productions

In 1996, Eve Ensler created an episodic play that discusses the sex-oriented experiences of womxn called “The Vagina Monologues.” Since it was first performed, “The Vagina Monologues,” often called “VagMo,” has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. Across the world, communities put on the production of every “Vday,” which Ensler chooses and attributes a theme to each year. 

This past year, the Boston University community that puts on “VagMo” decided they wanted to increase their inclusivity as well as their impact on campus throughout the school year. They decided to start “VagMo+,” an organization motivated to give anyone and everyone a space to express themselves. 

Laptop with white mug that says the future is female with a lipstick markAlong with putting on “VagMo” in February, the group has also decided to officially establish a new type of show in March as part of their productions. “Yoni Ki Baat,” which means “conversations of the vagina” in Hindi, was started in 2003 by South Asian womxn who were inspired by “VagMo” but wanted to hear stories they could relate to. “YKB” is a collection of original monologues from womxn of color and queer folks who speak on their experiences. 

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While both shows are very different, their one commonality is the ability to bring womxn together both in the space of the productions and off-stage. Hearing people talk about their lives so bravely and openly will surely inspire you to think about your identity and how it has been shaped. “VagMo” will be put on February 20-22 and “YKB” will be from March 26-28. For more information, visit the Facebook page linked here.

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