It is the freedom to say the word "vagina" and not feel the need to do the apologetic cringe afterward, the courage to talk about my sexual abuse in public to hopefully empower other girls to free themselves of the experiences that bind them.
Our problems and our social movements are global. But are solutions are always local. They lie in connecting to each other, in committing to protecting a neighbor's safety and a sister's creativity, in affirming that life of a woman I haven't yet met is as precious as my own.
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.
Eleven years after the launch of V-Day, Eve Ensler sets out to do for girls what she did for women--uncover the truth of their experiences and create a global dialogue. Her V-Girls campaign debuts this month.