"I had gone to Kenya because I was working on The Good Body at that time, and I'd heard there was a woman who was stopping the practice, and I wanted to meet her ... I walked into this little school in the middle of Kenya, in the middle of Narok, in Maasai territory, and there was this amazing woman, who I can cry just talking about her, because she's such a light in this world, and just so powerful.
"And she was standing there with a box. It had half of a woman's torso and there was a vagina and then there were all these vagina replacement parts. And she was teaching girls and boys in this classroom what a healthy vagina looked like and what a mutilated vagina looked like.
"And so I simply said to her, 'What could V-Day do to support you?' And she said, 'You could get me a Jeep, because I could get around a lot faster'. So we bought her a Jeep. And in that year she reached thousands of girls. And then we said, 'What else can we do?' And she said, 'Well, if you gave me money to build a house, I could have a place where girls ran away to and they could be safe and no one could cut them.'
"But for me, to be able to take the money that Vagina Monologues was creating and to put it into a grassroots activist who was leading her community in her tradition, in her way, knew exactly what she was doing – what better thing could we do?"