I was not aware of what the Vagina Monologues were
nor the author
and if it was politically correct
for me to attend such a show.
The title of the show was intriguing yet taboo
* hides face*
The more I questioned about the event and researched into it the more I was inclined to attend.
The event was held in conjunction with
Save The Congo charity to
raise awareness of Congolese victims of Rape.
Despite not being Congolese
I wanted to show support to a good cause.
WE ARE ONE
you dont have to be from Congo to show support.
As I strolled into
the Human Rights Action Centre
(first time being in the venue)
I was greeted by smiley face ushers wearing
I Love my Vagina- STOP sexual atrocities in DRC tshirts
(unfortunately I didn’t take pics)
As I glanced around the venue
I could see women
with different styles from
box braids to weaves,
skinny jeans and heels to skirts with pumps,
natural Afro and headwraps.
Let’s not forget about the men
whether they were with their girlfriend, guy friend or alone they also came out to support.
Cheese and wine kick started a networking vibe
as the attendees waited in the foryey before the show began.
A few belly grumbles cheap wine breath and the clock nearly stricking half 8..
we were ushered into the performance hall.
Note the show was supposed to start at 19:30 but who is keeping track right??
I envisioned the setting of the show
to be that of a 50s/ 60s bar theme with props on the stage and accompanying lighting.
(well sort of)
The reality fell short of my vivid imaginations of how the show would be.
The stage was not dressed up at all other than the 5 stools
used by the narrators including
Miss Congo UK (Jennifer Lutu)
A few moments of laughter were shared as some monologues were resited
(includes Miss Congo UK, Model Lisette Mibo, Vava Tampa other actors)
Dont get me wrong
I am NOT bad mouthing the event
as it was an entertaining way to raise awareness
Just pointing out the extra mile they could have gone.
The evening was rounded up with thanks and acknowledgments from
as the Ambassador for the charity
Pretty isnt she!
Overall I had fun and I found a new charity to support
When Nike says, just do it, that’s a message of empowerment. Why aren’t the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?