February opens up the first “V month” at Eastern Michigan University. The Women’s Resource Center will be holding events covering topics and stories not featured in the “Vagina Monologues.”
V month is a month dedicated to the expansion of the “Vagina Monologues,” which will be performed Feb. 12-14 in the Student Center Auditorium. It provides an opportunity for women on campus to tell their individuals stories, to learn from other stories and come together as a community.
Sex posi+ive: BDSM
This is event is inspired by the book and movie “50 Shades of Grey.” This will be an open discussion about sex and defining BDSM. This discussion will be Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in room 320 of the Student Center.
“Our Voices” is a series of personal monologues written and performed by EMU students. This event is open to the public and is free for attendants. The show will be on Feb. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Alex Recital Hall.
The Untold Monologues: Diversity
This event is designed to feature the stories not told in the “Vagina Monologues,” those stories of women who aren’t straight, cis, white or American. EMU students will have an opportunity to share their stories Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in room 310B of the Student Center.
Survivor Speak Out
The Survivor Speak Out will start with Poetry for EMU’s Poetry Society and move to a resource fair. As the night progresses the event will turn into a safe space for students to tell their own stories. The event will start at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in room 310A of the Student Center.
The Vagina Monologues: Controversies
This event is a reflection on the “Vagina Monologues” opening the floor to critiques of the Vagina Monologues. The discussion will start at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 in room 300 of the Student Center.
For more information about these events or interest in participating in the events contact Ellen Lassiter-Collier in the Women’s Resource Center.