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LETTER: Production evoked joy, pain, tears, compassion, reawakening

In the wake of the tragic and senseless murder of an innocent child last week, the Vagina Monologues production renewed a passion to fight to end violence against women and children, writes the executive director of Yellow Brick House
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Vagina Monologues director Angel Freedman (left) and producer Sterling Williams. Supplied photo

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On Feb. 16, I attended a moving performance of Vagina Monologues directed by Angel Freedman, produced by Sterling Williams and performed by a cast of incredibly talented women: Analena Mandlsohn, Andria Sakitkovsi, Anja Simmons, Catherine Perkins, Ingrid Folkers, Judy Karacs, Kim Short, Merav Richter, Michele Donelly and Suzanne Smoke.

Tonight’s performance demonstrated exceptional talent, unparalleled commitment, consuming passion and stunning courage. You made us laugh and cry. You made us celebrate being women.  You reminded us how resilient we are.

I am humbled to know each one of you breathtaking women who committed her time to create a production that evoked joy, pain, tears, compassion and reawakening.

Yesterday, as we silently wept for the tragic and senseless murder of Rija Rajkumar, an innocent child, you managed to renew our passion to fight toward ending violence against women and children in our communities and abroad. We are all so OVER IT!  

Thank you for supporting Yellow Brick House.

Lorris Herenda, Executive Director, Yellow Brick House