As couples, friends and singletons alike celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolates and Nicholas Sparks movies, Hannah Hendren will be celebrating a different kind of V-Day: the celebration of vaginas around the world. Yes, vaginas.
“Gloria Steinem once said, ‘If something isn’t named, then it doesn’t exist,'" "The Vagina Monologues" director Hannah Hendren said. “I agree with this. If you find a mystery around a word and never talk about it, it goes under the covers.”
Hendren and Company Carolina teamed up to put on "The Vagina Monologues," a series of 200 interviews conducted by writer Eve Ensler, celebrating the vagina as a symbol of female empowerment.
“When people hear about this show, they might just think, ‘Oh we’re talking about vaginas. We get it, girls don’t like getting their periods,'” performer Kayla Brown said. “But it is so much more than that.”
The show will explore stories of the feminine experience — covering topics like sex, body image, violence against women, menstruation, love, rape, orgasm, masturbation, birth and the vagina. Hendren said each and every one of these topics has been left out of society's conversation about gender for too long.