Performing in The Vagina Monologues
One of the pieces, performed by Marcelin,
was "Hair", which begins: ‘You cannot love a vagina unless you love hair’ and deals with the dilemma of a woman whose husband insisted she shave her pubic hair.
Her other monologue "Crooked Braid", is about the struggle of a Native American woman. Marcelin recounts a tale of abuse from her husband and finally decides to cut off his braid, his mark of pride, while he sleeps. At one point she describes the sensation of being slapped across the face as "not a blast that knocks your eyes blue- that came later.." and ends with her declaring:
"They took our land,
they took our ways
they took our men.
We want them back."