I've felt like the white rag on a tug-of-war rope. My body will never fit the spicy image of a Hispanic Amazon; it will never be naturally slim and naturally curvaceous. It will just be. It is my body. And I'm glad.
Here's an excerpt from Episode 151, a revealing conversation with Lesley Arfin, a staff writer on the first two seasons of the hit television show Girls, starring Lena Dunham, as well as the MTV series Awkward.
Not every playwright wants their work to start a movement. That's where Eve Ensler differs. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ensler's new theatrical endeavor, Emotional Creature, would take on issues faced by girls across the world.
Time has inexorably pushed me down, out... and across that amorphous line where a woman goes from being prey to being invisible. Never again will a construction worker yell at me to show him my tits, no matter how drunk he is. You wouldn't think I would miss that.
I feel attacked. I am mentally under siege by the constant mention of plastic surgery in the media. I can't help but ask -- why are we now bombarded by articles of who's had work done or the newest procedure?
I'm not a therapist, and I'm not a parenting expert. I'm a big sister to thousands of girls who have opened up the vault and opened up to me with questions they're not comfortable posing to anyone else.
Black Swan uses ballet as a vehicle to make the topic of gender performance more tangible to us. The psychological horrors presented in the film are very real in our world, though not necessarily as pronounced.