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Vagina Monologues, The

Originating from several interviews with women, The Vagina Monologues was written by playwright Eve Ensler. Early performances of The Vagina Monologues were performed by Ensler herself before being opened up to college campuses and communities throughout the United States and Canada. Ensler's work expanded into V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women, which remains active today.

Ensler began interviewing over 200 women about their vaginas and their experiences as women. The information and stories from these interviews were transformed into poetry for theater. A wide range of stories and information is included in the publication: There is a piece on the rape of Bosnian refugees in 1993, titled, “My Vagina Was My Village”; there are pieces on birth, menstruation, and facts on ...

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