LIFT presents: The Vagina Monologues
WHO THE HELL IS LIFT?
LIFT is an acronym for Lexington Intersectional Feminists for Tomorrow. We are a small group of intersectional feminists from Lexington, KY who are dedicated to fighting for safe creative outlets that celebrate those who need a platform in today's culture.
It is our duty to upLIFT those whose voices are silenced.
WHAT THE HELL ARE THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES?
The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler that debuted in 1994. Eve interviewed over 200 women about their experiences of womanhood and their vaginas and used these interviews as inspiration for each monologue in the show. The monologues range from happy, to funny, to awkwardly real, to tragic and heartbreaking, and are a good starting point for conversations about what it means to have a vagina and what it means to be a woman.
Once a year, in February, Eve allows groups around the world to produce a performance of the play, as well as other works created by V-Day, and use the proceeds for local individual projects and programs that work to end violence against women and girls.
Our production of the show will benefit The Nest and EMW Women's Surgical Center.
For more information about Eve Ensler, V-Day, and the Vagina Monologues, visit vday.org.
WHAT IS THE NEST?
The Nest is a center in Lexington, KY for women, children, and families. It provides a safe place for education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. Their programs focus on the prevention of physical and sexual abuse, neglect of children, and the stabilization of the family unit. The programs include:
1. Parenting Education and Advocacy
2. Domestic Violence Counseling and Advocacy
3. Crisis Care for Basic Human Needs
4. Child Care Services for Children Birth to Age Five
The Nest depends on the generosity of its donors to sustain and build its programming.
For more information, visit thenestlexington.org.
WHAT IS EMW?
EMW Women’s Surgical Center is the ONLY licensed abortion clinic in Kentucky.
With nearly four decades of experience their skilled physicians, nurses, counselors and staff are dedicated to ensuring that you receive confidential abortion care with respect and dignity. Their pledge to their patients is to provide the HIGHEST STANDARD of medical care. They are board certified obstetrician/gynecologists that specialize in abortion care.
EMW Women’s Surgical Center has been serving Louisville, the state of Kentucky, and a six state region since 1981.
"We not only respect all women’s CHOICES but also know that our patient’s needs are unique and that “individualized care” needs to be available for each of them."
For more information, visit emwwomens.com.
This event is 18+ with valid ID.