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Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award–winning playwright, performer, and activist. She is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Eve’s newest work, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World, was published in book form and made the New York Times best seller list. The play, Emotional Creature, was workshopped in Johannesburg, South Africa, followed by Paris, France. It opened at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in June 2012, and recently opened Off-Broadway, New York City. She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised over $90 million. V-Day has launched its most ambitious campaign to date, ONE BILLION RISING. On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, ONE BILLION women and those who love them will WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. Momentum is building and already activists in over 177 countries are participating including politicians, unions, civic leaders, actors, artists, and more. Eve’s play Here was filmed live by Sky Television in London, UK. Her other plays include Necessary Targets, The Treatment and The Good Body, which she performed on Broadway, followed by a national tour. In 2006, Eve released her book, Insecure at Last: A Political Memoir, and co-edited A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer. Her new book In The Body of the World will be published by Holt in 2013.

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  2. Mary P. French says:

    always encouraging. Keep the movement going.

  3. Anjthony Clark says:

    Dancing is great but what do you know about the new order which is we are all in a partnership and the sooner we realise this the quicker we can cure the disease of the Institutions which are Education, Religion. Government and Race now is the time to realise that these hierarchical institutions are dying or dead.

  4. Thank you, Eve, for this beautiful tribute and call to action. As someone who has been using movement mediation a la Gabrielle Roth (participated in one of her weekend workshops) for a year now to heal deep wounds as a result of living with my former partner’s sex addiction, your message resonates. I had seen your V-Monologues many years ago when I didn’t understand how having a vagina makes us vulnerable and how deep hurt to our feminine core could occur. It was funny. In humor and laughter, there are great painful truths. Thank you for taking a stand!

    I’ll definitely put the rhythm and beat in my feet on February 14th and dance that healing dance of self-love.

    Warm regards,

  5. Is anyone organizing this in New Orleans?

    May I have the contacts please?

  6. Marra Racz says:

    As a woman of larger size I opened the world to NUDE large body to let them learn how it functions.
    My work place was Los Angeles….Too much work took toll on the body, I am now in wheelchair almost all day, and still want to dance, as modeling is disrupted dance in motionless gestures. I admired the website,as had no way to travel, and my heart is out for all of you and root for you to keep on the Rhytm going, the only way to make worth living…Thank you for letting me speak…Marra