Happy Friday everyone. I never know what to talk about on Fridays, so let’s do another stream of consciousness post. I think I might just dedicate every Friday to stream of consciousness since I so often resort to that. Let us begin!
I carry around a pocket-sized black journal everywhere I go and write down random thoughts and observations I have. I started my first journal on November 5 and finished it the other day. I was really excited about it and just started a new one. My computer keeps telling me its full, so I bought an external hard drive, but I don’t know how to use it. I’m sitting in C Club right now, which I don’t do often, but I really do think it’s a hidden gem. I feel like a lot of secretly cool humans hang out here, and everyone who works in C Club is so kind and joyful. Although I am quite fond of it, I don’t enjoy the constant noise and bright lights from the televisions down here. Le sigh.
Butler Art’s Fest started yesterday and runs through April 13. Check out their site for a list of all the rad stuff happening, and make sure to stop by the Schrott to see a piece I have in the show. Yippie skippie! Other events throughout the week include performances by dance and music students and guests, as well as different lectures relating to the year’s theme Fables, Fairty tales, and Physics.
Final thought for today: I saw The Vagina Monologues last night and it was STUPENDOUS! I blogged about it Wednesday, mentioning that the show ran last night and tomorrow (Saturday the 5th) at 7:30 in the Edison-Duckwell Recital Hall in Robertson. For the love of God, you should all go. Every single student who performed a monologue did so with so much emotion and excitement and passion. Wow, it was incredible. I have never been so excited to have a vagina as I was after seeing the show. It was really empowering and wonderful. Go see it, forreal.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading
Happy Wednesday to all. The Vagina Monologues are coming up and I think you should probably go.
Demia, Butler’s feminist organization which I am a part of, puts on their own production of The Vagina Monologues every year, and this year’s production is tomorrow night (April 3) and Saturday April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edison-Duckwell Recital Hall in Robertson. The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler that consists of different monologues about female sexuality. Inspired by Ensler’s profuction, students are performing some of their own monologues. I believe some of Ensler’s original monologues are being performed as well, but I’m not entirely positive.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go last year because I had some sort of conflict, so I am stoked for this year. Human sexuality is something that is totally natural and literally essential for our survival, yet I feel as if people feel weird talking about openly and freely. It also seems as if women’s sexuality gets skewed in the media and whatnot, so The Vagina Monologues serves as an open space for men and women to talk about their experience with female sexuality in any and all aspects.
Perhaps you’re a dude and think you don’t care about vaginas or women’s sexuality. Well, you were most likely birthed through a vagina, and conceived through a vagina, and if you are a heterosexual male, you probably have or will encounter a few vaginas. If you’re a female and feel weird about it, you should go. You have a vagina and perhaps you have or will encounter a few vaginas as well. There is a lot of stigma surrounding talking about sexuality in a public setting and I think that’s bonkers. We literally could not exist without sex or vaginas for that matter, so I think it is an empowering, significant thing to talk about. Plus, this year’s production counts as a cultural requirement. Holla.
For more information, stop by the Starbucks table for the next few hours and pick up a flyer.
Have a great day and thanks for reading