Vagina Monologues is a series of feminist monologues written by feminist playwright Eve Ensler to raise awareness about and fight against gender violence around the world. The play has become an international movement known as V-day which is often celebrated on Valentine's Day and International Women's Day.
Ensler originally got the idea for the play after chatting with one of her friends about menopause. What started as casual conversations about vaginas soon evolved into structured interviews. Ensler wrote the monologues in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with different women about their experiences with sex, violence and their bodies.