On February 14th – that’s a week from today – One Billion Rising will protest against and stand up for an end to violence against women. This is a global effort, coordinated by “The Vagina Monologues” playwright Eve Ensler, who I had the honor of communicating with during last year’s “Vaginagate” scandal in Michigan.
The woman reading in this photo had come out of the audience (t-shirt included!).
After publicly performing blog entries about vaginas in Union Square, last year (here are some photos by @gavechase – bit.ly/11LVtiI), this year I’ll participate in Eve Ensler’s effort to end violence against women by going to the Washington Square Park demonstration here in New York City. Their page contains links to rehearsals and more information.
If you’re able, come to Washington Square Park on Valentine’s Day to watch and take part in a protest against violence against women around the world. I hope I see you there.
If you can’t get to a protest (there’s a fantastic database of events on the organization’s website), then try to take a moment of your day – whether it’s to tweet, to post a Facebook status update, or even just have a thought – for the cause.
And maybe spend some time reading about Ensler’s organization and their goals. 😉
Gettin’ ready to rise…
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It’s been a busy beginning of the year over here on rlbrody.com, and the pace is only going to get more eventful in the next few months. Next on the docket? My short story “Sweetheart” will be appearing in Sassy Singularity, an anthology being edited by Sare Liz Gordy.
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