06/27/2013 11:24 am ET

What You Need To Know About Wendy Davis


Wendy Davis went from virtually unknown Texas state senator to national hero last night, as she stood for more than ten hours—that’s more than 6,000 Vine videos back-to-back—to filibuster what would have been, had they passed, some of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the country. Davis was not allowed to eat, drink, sit down, lean or pee the entire time, which really puts into perspective when you told your friend you were “going to die of hunger” yesterday when it took two extra minutes for the deli to prepare your salad because they accidentally put cheese on it the first time.

Anyway, back to Wendy, whom we hope is enjoying the fourth hour of the Today Show this morning lying in bed working through a stack of pancakes. Here’s a little Davis primer, so you can regale your co-workers with fun Wendy facts today.

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