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Eve Ensler

Ensler Premieres the Occupy Monologue

Mariya Parodi | Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts
Mariya Parodi

Did I expect the two college guys behind me to simulate a woman's orgasm? Definitely not. But that is the beauty of the monologues, they are always evolving, taking new shape, acquiring a different life. They are always surprising you.

'Vagina Monologues' Writer On Continuing To Fight Violence Against Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Playwright, activist, and feminist Eve Ensler has revitalized the terrain with her announcement on February 14 of the ONE BILLION WOMEN initiative. The goal is to have one billion women and men demonstrate their demand to end global violence against women.

I'm Stuck in a Bad Relationship, Part 1

Matt Petersen | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Matt Petersen

What can we do to help the reduce the conflict and end this unfathomable violence against women and girls -- and increasingly boys -- in the Eastern Congo? As consumers, we can make a difference by demanding cell phones and electronic goods that are conflict mineral-free.

How I Learned To Say The 'V-Word'

Samara O'Shea | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women
Samara O'Shea

I recently encountered something I never thought I'd see: A 66-year-old woman who spends most of her days talking, tweeting, and blogging about vaginas.

Girls Set to Speak Out at TEDxWomen

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.11.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

As a lifelong feminist, the idea of empowering girls is especially close to my heart. Which is why girls are central to the programming for TEDxWomen this December.

Meeting Emotional Creatures in Brooklyn

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

Once upon a Saturday in Brooklyn, three young women walked into the Brooklyn High School of the Arts auditorium, although very different paths led them there.

Inner Strength and Cancer

Belinda Munoz | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Belinda Munoz

Eve at Grace. Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning playwright, performer and activist electrified Grace Cathedral's labyrinthed space as she spoke with incredible courage and intense authenticity about cancer.

The V-Report

Eve Ensler | Posted 10.26.2011 | Women
Eve Ensler

How many women never spoke up or out about sexual assault? How many women were afraid to press charges? Let the DSK dismissal be our call to rise. Let so many of us speak out that it's a landslide and it turns the tide and the method of justice.

Eve Ensler: Melding Art and Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Ensler recently sat down for an evening with Pat Mitchell, President of the Paley Center for Media, to specifically discuss the genesis of the connectivity between her two passions.

Be the Change: Inspiration and Advice from Activists and Celebrities

Marianne Schnall | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Marianne Schnall

Media and society in general no longer inspire us or appeal to our own individual power to improve the world. In fact, we have been conditioned to leave that messy business to our elected officials. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Exclusive Interview With Eve Ensler, Recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Marianne Schnall

Playwright and activist Eve Ensler is one of the most inspiring people on the planet, and I have been blessed to have a front row seat to her amazing journey.

Eve Ensler Responds to Case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn: "We All Need to Support the Woman"

Democracy Now! | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

On Monday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a housekeeper, a Musl...


Eve Ensler | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

I Am Over: A world that could allow, has allowed, continues to allow 400 thousand women, 23,00 women, or one woman to be raped anywhere, anytime of any day in the Congo.

Finding Hope In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Charlize Theron | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Charlize Theron

When I visited the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time, I remember feeling utterly overwhelmed. It was a trip that really opened my eyes or, should I say, slapped me in the face.

For the Builders, the Planters, and the Refusers, on the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

When we finally have our voice and come together. When we stop turning on each other. When we stop worrying about our too frizzy hair or fat thighs. When we stop caring about making everyone so incredibly happy -- we got the power.

Washington Insiders Break the Silence on Violence Against Women in V-Day DC A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer 2011

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Diana Mao

V-Day is a global, activist movement to stop violence against women and girls and the catalyst behind creative events that revitalize the spirit of anti-violence against women organizations.

It's My Fault; Or Is It?: A New Play Explores Rape As More Than a Four Letter Word

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jill Di Donato

A one-woman show about rape might seem like a downer. Not so with Rayner's Mendacity, where "an iron-lunged Ali Kresch" delivers a multi-faceted performance, making this harsh material digestible by the audience.

Daring to Be Ourselves -- Financially

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

A statistic from that piece keeps floating through my head: Women who consistently negotiate their salaries earn $1 million more over their work lives than women who do not.

TEDwomen 2010: "Reshaping the Future"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When it was announced that the TED enterprise -- which features global conferences with idea innovators and change agents -- was gearing up to present a TEDwomen conference, there was immediate push back.

No More Rape

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

Why are we still arguing over the definition of genocide and femicide and spending fortunes counting the numbers of raped women rather than stopping the atrocities?

The Women's Conference 2010: Maria Shriver Inspires Women to be Architects of Change

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Maria Shriver says that she now understands that being outside your comfort zone doesn't mean you can't do it, you can't handle it, or that you are powerless. It just means that you are uncomfortable.

The Gift of Cancer

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

It happens like this. The doctor walks towards me. His face is ashen. He says we have found something. It does not look good.

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.

Eve Ensler: Bald, Brave and Beautiful

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

"The women of Congo saved my life," said the author of The Vagina Monologues, who is currently battling uterine cancer. "Every day I get up, and I think to myself, I can keep going."

MTV and Eve Ensler Take a New Approach to Teen Sex Issues in the Digital World

Tina Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Wells

For more than a decade, MTV has sought to teach their viewers on the importance of safe sex, and now in the new age of digital dating they are once again bringing the issues to a forefront.