Better than the Grand Canyon

– “We were there the group of us women (…) [and we] felt connection, calling CONNECTION!”


– “We forgot about the Vagina. Only that way we can explain the lack of awe.
But just like the first time you look at the Grand Canyon, we shall forever… remember.”


One year ago our show “The Vagina Monologues”‘s season was over. We, the cast and the public, may have never been the same since. And that’s a good thing.


Because Eve Ensler’s brilliant work’s theme is still acute and will be relevant for as long as we need to talk about how human beings have been badly treated as a result of having (or looking like to have) a vagina.


I am re-sharing some of my reflections then.
They serve me as a reminder that although my focus is on vision, empowering human beings reaching their highest potential through health and connection, there is particularities around women that must be addressed separately and by all of us.
As we all come out of wombs, at least for the time being…


– “This play has been inspiring women and men all over the world shifting their views on body shame, abuse, sex and birth.”

– “How can I be free if one else isn’t.


– “The first time I heard about the Vagina Monologues was in the 90’s. I did not like the word vagina at first. However, I understood there was something special about bringing such a secretive part of our bodies into the open.


I have dedicated the last 10 years of my life working as a health coach, helping patients recovering from chronic conditions of all sorts and trauma using a natural approach. In clinic, I have realised that sexuality is totally interlinked with health and many of our blockages are based on our body awareness and genitals, particularly in women. How happier would we all be if we had less taboos around our sexual organs and if having a vagina was connected to an undeniable a sign of beauty, creativity and power…


It felt natural to participate in this production as an extension of the work I do with female sexuality and relationships. I thought I would have the chance to help more people within the artistic sphere and also having an excuse to perform on stage again. I desired to be part of the team of interesting and passionate women who shared the same generous ideals of contributing to a society where feminine qualities are cherished and respected for the joy and benefit of all.


Discovering my character has been an incredible journey. I play a woman who, after attending “the vagina workshop”, changed her relationship with her orgasm and felt empowered to take the lead of her life. After having done that journey myself, I have re-explored what feels like doing it for the first time. I have little by little become each of the women I see as clients, who attend to my seminars, who have so much to discover about their potential. Performing the Vagina Monologues is a great way of applying my ideological militancy as a professional, a friend and a mother.


I find myself worrying about stereotypes, and wishing our ‘vaginas’ are not displayed as hysterical, superficial, satirical, angry, fearful, insecure, and discriminatory… only. I am nervous knowing my friends will be watching and most of the audience is conscious on sexual and gender matters, i.e. there is the added responsibility of breaking with myths and clichés. However, I am certain we will be delivering a true, grounded, realistic perspective of this famous script and honouring Ensler’s avant-garde work still 20 years later.”