Written by Allison Kelly
The Vagina Monologues were written in 1996 by performance artist Eve Ensler. In drafting her early monologues, Ensler conducted interviews with 200 women on the subjects of sex, relationships and violence against women. Since 1996, a new monologue has been added to the performance to highlight a current issue affecting women around the world.
The Vagina Monologues is part of a global movement known as "V-Day." The "V" in V-Day stands for Valentine, Vagina and Victory, linking love and respect for women to ending violence against them. Participants in the movement stage benefit performances of the Vagina Monologues between Feb. 1 and March 31 to raise money for the cause.