Category Archives: pregnancy

2015 ({V})Warrior announced

A ({Vagina})Warrior is a vagina-friendly person of any gender identification who embodies the spirit of equality and empowerment, and assists in the battle to end violence against women. Each V-Season we select an individual in the community we feel represents the … Continue reading

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Stephanie, if your vagina could …

The following video is the seventh and final in a series promoting V-Day Petaluma‘s 2015 production of The Vagina Monologues.  The monologues are stories, written by Eve Ensler, after interviewing over 200 women.  They express the resiliency and sensuality of … Continue reading

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Katy, if your vagina could …

The following video is the sixth in a series promoting V-Day Petaluma‘s 2015 production of The Vagina Monologues.  The monologues are stories, written by Eve Ensler, after interviewing over 200 women.  They express the resiliency and sensuality of women as … Continue reading

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Find Your Voice – teen workshop series

1 in 3 teens are physically, emotionally, or sexually abused during a dating relationships.  Let’s Break The Cycle by raising their awareness on healthy vs unhealthy relationships. Join us for a FREE 3-part workshop series.  At the minimum, considering us … Continue reading

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Impact of Female Literacy

October 17 was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (also known as World Poverty Day). Thank you to Compassion International for the reminder and educational graphic (click on image to enlarge view). When it comes to extreme poverty, many … Continue reading

Posted in Activists, Education, female literacy, Gender Equality, girls, I Am An Emotional Creature, North Bay Rises!, One Billion Rising, Petaluma Rises!, pregnancy, rape, relationship abuse, sexual assault, V-Day, V-Day Petaluma, V-Girls, vagina, vagina warrior | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

URGENT! Rise for VAWA NOW!

RISE – THIS IS THE MOMENT The energy from ONE BILLION RISING continues with immediate action steps! This week the House of Representatives will be voting on their version of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Women’s groups, … Continue reading

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After the Super Bowl …

Sunday, February 3, 7:00pm … what will you be doing?  Watching the Super Bowl celebrations?  Might you be seeking an alternative? Join V-Day Petaluma for the award-winning documentary, Until The Violence Stops, on, ironically, a day with one of the … Continue reading

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Only Witches Float?

Here is an interesting article out of the LA Times linking Todd Akin’s recent comments about rape to American history. Rep. Todd Akin’s ideas about rape hark back to the colonial era In early America, such notions had profound implications … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Akin, I Want You to Imagine…

Dear Todd Akin, I am writing to you tonight about rape. It is 2 AM and I am unable to sleep here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am in Bukavu at the City of Joy to serve and … Continue reading

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