Riz Khan speaks with author and activist Eve Ensler.
The following is copied from vday.org:
EVE ENSLER, playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, translated into over 45 languages and performed in over 130 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment.) Her experience performing THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Ms. Ensler’s performance in THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES can be seen in the HBO original documentary of the play (2002).
Ms. Ensler has devoted her life to stopping violence, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely survive. THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is based on Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength.
Every Friday I will try to have a video for women, usually by women, about issues that affect women. The first one I’ve chosen is Eve Ensler, playwright and activist, speaking about how her play, The Vagina Monologues, came to be and the effect that it has had on her life and work as well as on the lives of women everywhere.