An online space for queer, questioning, lesbian, bi, trans and everything else in between women at Yale

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vagina Love

So if y'all didn't make it out to see this weekend's production of The Vagina Monologues, you missed out. Big time. And I'm not just saying that because I was in it.

"This is a story about how I came to love my vagina."
While it may seem weird, prior to the Vagina Monologues, I did not appreciate having a vagina. Don't get me wrong- on other people they were fine and dandy, but I could never reconcile general vagina love to self vagina love. As a woman who grew up in a conservative household, performing in such a feminist, liberal play was somewhat nerve wracking. I came from a household in which "naughty bits" were not mentioned unless someone was doing a biology project, and even then it would be in hushed tones as if we were speaking about something forbidden. Needless to say, saying "vagina" in front of a crowd of people seemed intimidating and, frankly, embarrassing. How was I supposed to yell about vaginas, profess vagina pride, when I had been conditioned to think of my own as merely a biological (and awkward) commodity? I can safely say that I have since been desensitized from that embarrassment, and I am eternally glad about that fact. Post VagMon, I have a new love for what I previously thought was just a weird anatomical thing stuck between my legs like an afterthought.

Love your vagina, love yourself.


Anonymous said...

i love this post, and I am so happy you came to love your vagina!!!

WYTWY said...
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Anonymous said...

Vagina love <3 <3 <3

The Tame Lion said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. :)

Games Online said...
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Jennifer West said...

I get interested with this play because it's not just about the sexual organ itself, but it talks about women discovering themselves. Some of my friends have already seen this and they were truly amazed. I haven't seen this yet, but I will definitely watch it one of these days.