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Eve Ensler

Rising Up: Survivors and the Courageous Responders Who Support Them

Donna McKay | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Donna McKay

As we form a larger and louder global alliance with survivors who are demanding justice, let us reflect on the African proverb: "A single bracelet does not jingle." On this V-Day, let's make some noise.

One Billion People Dance For V-Day

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When the anti-violence organization V-Day announced plans to gather a billion people worldwide on Feb. 14 in a dancing demons...

Calling In the Movement to More Thoughtfully Participate in One Billion Rising

Sara Alcid | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Sara Alcid

Along with our fellow activists, we have the responsibility to engage in open and honest reflection on how we do our work, how our identities and privilege impact this, and how we can and must do better.

Journey to Rising

V-Day | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
V-Day

I saw, like a picture, every step of our 13-year journey in their fierceness, in their courage, in their generosity and love of our women and our country -- as well as in their joy and insistence on hope.

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

Zillah Eisenstein: Imagine a World With Justice

V-Day | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
V-Day

Last year ONE BILLION RISING was a "catalyst and a wind." This year, come dance again. Come sing. Come imagine. And, come to reconfigure and begin to restructure the world with stronger winds. We are doing it for ourselves, and everyone.

Some Thoughts on Ariel Castro, George Zimmerman and Ending Violence

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

Ariel Castro, who harvested three girls off of the street to enslave, rape and torture them for 10 years, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. Good riddance. But, let's be clear, while Castro might seem psychotic, there is no shortage of cases with similarly staggering details.

Boys With Tender Hearts and Big Dreams in Their Hoodies

Eve Ensler | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Eve Ensler

I am not Trayvon Martin. I will never know what it feels like to live in the skin, in the daily rhythms and predeterminations of a black boy or man in America. But as a woman, there are things I do know and things that I have experienced that bring us into the same story, the same struggle.

Conservatives Mock Eve Ensler on Right-wing Talk Radio

Jackson Katz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Jackson Katz

The right has the right to satirize its adversaries. But on the day these two men were claiming to celebrate American democracy, they made a point of dismissing and ridiculing one of the leading voices for women's advancement, which, it must be noted, is fundamental to the advancement of democracy.

Gotham Salon: Eve Ensler's New Book

Catherine Ingram | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
Catherine Ingram

We think her new book, In the Body of the World, is her best work yet. It chronicles her journey through metastatic stage IV cancer and her recognition of "illness as metaphor" for the cancers of greed, ignorance and violence that are consuming the world.

Interview with Eve Ensler: In The Body of the World

Marianne Schnall | Posted 06.29.2013 | Women
Marianne Schnall

"It wasn't until I got cancer, where I was suddenly being pricked and ported and chemoed and operated on, that I suddenly just became body. I was just a body. And it was in that, in that finally landing in myself that I really discovered the world in my body."

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books

Originally published by Publishers Weekly This week, Frank Bidart's latest, Eve Ensler gets personal, and the biological roots of crime. Plus: a me...

Eve Ensler on Cancer, Her Body and 'The Body of the World'

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"When I woke up from surgery and had tubes and ports coming out of me, I was just a body. When you come into your body, you become porous. There is no separation between you and the world."

Women Leading the Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.

Covering in Katmandu, and the Uncovering of an American Trans Icon

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

While I was operating in western Nepal I could bury myself in my work, pushing aside the desire to just finally come out and transition. One experience in Nepal exemplified my inner conflict and that was the Passover seder we created in Katmandu that year.

The General Congress of Women: Let's Rock the World

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

The time is here for women to join with men in claiming our voices. The foundation has been laid to join and lead together. This opportunity was crafted by those who came before us; generations of men and women who have lived their lives so we can live ours.

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.

Building Bridges: 'The Vagina Monologues' At Winona State University

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

The co-directors of WSU's 11th annual production of The Vagina Monologues have included two original pieces: the story of a "genderqueer" person who struggles with their relationship with their vagina, and the story of a non-op trans* woman who wishes she had a vagina but cannot.

One Billion Bodies Reclaimed!

Gillian Schutte | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Gillian Schutte

The network of V-Day volunteers spreads to all four corners of the world. It is a subtle and respectful spread of sisterly support that does not impose neocolonialism or euro-centricity onto local or indigenous communities.

One Billion Rising in Miami

Suzan McDowell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

We aim to put ourselves and gender-based violence "out of business" by ending violence against women. A billion will rise and dance. And in Miami you can too. Join us. Happy Valentines Day!

Climate Change and Violence: We Must Listen

V-Day | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
V-Day

by Matt Petersen I have a confession. I am stuck in a bad relationship. In fact, I think we are all stuck in a bad relationship. And what are th...

One Billion Rising

Susie Tompkins Buell | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Susie Tompkins Buell

Why aren't women and girls rioting the streets in protest of violence? Have we learned to accept violence as part of our global culture? Is this the kind of world we want our children and grandchildren to inherit? Have we given up? The answer is a resounding and an unequivocal NO.

Locals Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence Worldwide

Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoans on Thursday will join activists throughout the world in marking the 15th anniversary of V-Day with One Billion Rising, an international ral...

You Don't Need a Lover to Celebrate Valentine's Day This Year

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many of us women will begin to feel lonely just anticipating the holiday that celebrates all our wildest fantasies of knockout romance, great sex and never-ending, off-the-charts love. But this year, I have a better idea.

The Man Box and The Cult of Masculinity

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
V-Day

Violence doesn't happen in a vacuum. To address and to end violence against women globally, we must consider the factors and circumstances that contr...