There are cynics out there. They don't understand how "finger dancing" or "gathering and dancing and singing" can change the world. They don't get how donating to V-day or seeing a performance of the Vagina Monologues helps anyone do anything, anywhere. For those of you with opinions like these, I ask you to check out V-day.org. Throughout history we as people have used our voices and our bodies as weapons for change. Marching on courthouses, government buildings, town squares, etc. The first steps to making changes and holding those accountable for making those changes, is to be heard. To not be silent. That's one One Billion Rising is all about. It's what V-day is about. It's about using our experiences, our voices, and our bodies to reach out to people and to change the way they think. It's about taking action.
Today, a post popped up on my Facebook feed that really surprised me. It was a letter written by a prison inmate to a V-Activist who had gone to San Quentin prison to discuss V-day and teach the "Break the Chain" (the "finger") dance to a group of male prisoners who wanted to rise. You can read the letter here: