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V-Day

Tigers perform in the annual Vagina Monologues

India Gibbs, middle, moans during her performance in "The Woman Who Loved To Make Vaginas Happy" in the Vagina Monologues Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016 in Jesse Auditorium.

India Gibbs, middle, performs in "The Woman Who Loved To Make Vaginas Happy" in the Vagina Monologues at Jesse Auditorium.

Tigers came together at Jesse Auditorium Feb. 27 for Mizzou's version of the Vagina Monologues. The university's contribution to V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, takes place every February on Mizzou’s campus. Organized and performed by MU students, staff and faculty, the play raises awareness and funds for beneficiaries: True North Shelter, MU Stop the Violence Fund, STARS Survivor Fund and the L.E.A.D. Institute.

Alanna Diggs, middle, dances with other actresses performing in the Vagina Monologues in one of the dressing rooms of Jesse Auditorium before the Vagina Monologues Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016.

Alanna Diggs, middle, dances with other actresses performing in the Vagina Monologues in one of the dressing rooms.

Sophomore student Sydney O'Dear pins her hair back in the dressing room of Jesse Auditorium Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016 before performing in the Vagina Monologues. O'Dear performed in the "My Angry Vagina" skit that opened the second act of the show.

Sophomore student Sydney O'Dear pins her hair in the dressing room before performing in the Vagina Monologues. O'Dear performed in the "My Angry Vagina" skit that opened the second act of the show.

Amuche Nwafor, far left, rolls her eyes as she speaks about being uncomfortable with her body during the "Because He Liked To Look At It" skit in the Vagina Monologues Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016 in Jesse Auditorium.

Amuche Nwafor, far left, rolls her eyes as she speaks about being uncomfortable with her body during the "Because He Liked To Look At It" skit.

Kati Kokal "meditates" in one of the dressing rooms of Jesse Auditorium before performing in the Vagina Monologues Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016. Kokal performed in the "Crooked Braid" skit during the first act of the show.

Kati Kokal meditates in one of the dressing rooms before performing. Kokal performed in the "Crooked Braid" skit during the first act of the show.

From left, KeAnn "KeKe" Mays-Lenoir, Deja Mackey, Mayme Jordan and Laura Farrington laugh at a photo on Mackey's phone prior to their performance in the Vagina Monologues, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. The four all performed together in a skit that closed out the first act of the show.

From left, KeAnn "KeKe" Mays-Lenoir, Deja Mackey, Mayme Jordan and Laura Farrington laugh at a photo on Mackey's phone prior to their performance. The four all performed together in a skit that closed out the first act of the show.

Wendy Hayworth smiles during her performance of "Vagina Happy Fact" during the Vagina Monologues Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016 in Jesse Auditorium.

Wendy Hayworth smiles during her performance of "Vagina Happy Fact."

From left, Eli'Jaah Muhammad, Jasmine Morgan, Alanna Diggs and Brianna Jackson perform the skit "My Short Skirt" during the Vagina Monologues Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016 in Jesse Auditorium.

From left, Eli'Jaah Muhammad, Jasmine Morgan, Alanna Diggs and Brianna Jackson perform the skit "My Short Skirt."

Kelsey Burns, one of three advisors for the Vagina Monologues, pep talks the actresses in the hallway below Jesse Auditorium's stage Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016 before the show.

Kelsey Burns, one of three advisers for the Vagina Monologues, pep talks the actresses in the hallway below Jesse Auditorium's stage before the show.

"MU Vagina Monologues" reads out on the on-stage projector in Jesse Auditorium during intermission of the performance Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016.

"MU Vagina Monologues" reads out on the on-stage projector in Jesse Auditorium during intermission.

Buttons reading "Happy VDay" and other tokens about the vagina are sold in the lobby of Jesse Hall to raise money and awareness Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016.

Buttons reading "Happy VDay" and other messages about the vagina are sold in the lobby of Jesse Hall to raise money and awareness.

Actresses for the "Introduction" of the Vagina Monologues wait to take the stage in Jesse Auditorium Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016.

Actresses for the "Introduction" of the Vagina Monologues wait to take the stage.

Mikala Compton dons her red heels on stage during the "I Was 12, My Mother Slapped Me" skit in the Vagina Monologues Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016.

Mikala Compton dons her red heels on stage during the "I Was 12; My Mother Slapped Me" skit.

Madeline Maag holds her script for the "Introduction" of the Vagina Monologues backstage in Jesse Auditorium before the beginning of the performance Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016.

Madeline Maag holds her script for the "Introduction" of the Vagina Monologues backstage.

Actresses of the Vagina Monologues dance on stage to "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift at the conclusion of the show Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016 in Jesse Auditorium.

Actresses of the Vagina Monologues dance on stage to "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift at the conclusion of the show.

 

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