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Monique Wilson: ‘Art and activism are the lifeblood of my work’

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MONIQUE Wilson leading “One Billion Rising” rally

Monique Wilson is an extra-busy woman these days. A few days after arriving from New York, she was in Tacloban to lend a hand to relief efforts for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Then she was off to Kidapawan, Cotabato, for another activity related to her longtime advocacy of women’s rights and social justice, which would also see her visiting the displaced sakada of Hacienda Luisita and documenting their plight.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dancing for a cause

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ACTOR Monique Wilson dances with students from St. Scholastica’s College. AP

Last Valentine’s Day, I was on an “international” date—with one billion women and men. Together we danced on the streets of different cities all over the world—Manila, New York, London, Bangladesh, Rome, Belgrade (Serbia), the City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo—bringing to life “One Billion Rising,” the global campaign calling for the end of violence against women (VAW).

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

One billion women to rise on Feb. 14–Filipinos at the forefront, led by Monique Wilson

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Awash in purple light and its floor covered in rose petals, the stage of Music Museum in Greenhills was filled with women—kids, teens, mothers, artists, celebrities, even seniors who survived the war—all enthusiastically dancing to an upbeat tune.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Monique Wilson speaks up vs violence against women

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MONIQUE Wilson and Eve Ensler

Monique Wilson is finally out and proud. The woman behind New Voice Company, the theater group behind such hit productions as “The Vagina Monologues,” “Angels in America,” and “Rent,” has finally declared she is gay.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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