“A masterpiece. Ensler has accomplished the impossible: weaving together huge, bold, world-changing ideas with beautiful writing, amazing metaphors, and original structure. Truly one of the most courageous and original works of our time.” — Naomi Klein
“This book is a ride, a river ride through rapids and depths and shallows, dried-up eddies, whirlpools and torrents, crystal-clear pools and the vast ocean at the end. What a thrill and what a spear through the heart. I am astounded by the honesty and clarity of each word.” — Elizabeth Lesser
“Ensler has written a profound and vulnerable book, full of tenderness and strength. I was amazed by the clarity of her vision and the power of her message about the body and self. This book isn’t meant only for patients; it is meant for anyone whose life has intersected with illness—in short, for all of us.” — Siddhartha Mukherjee
“I dare anyone to read In the Body of the World without crying, without crying out, without getting up and rising to this beautiful broken world with awe and gratitude. There is no pity here, only the raw force of courage in the face of fear and violence, and the healing grace of honesty.” — Terry Tempest Williams
“Eve Ensler incarnates the pain of the women in the Congo, victims of rape and torture; and of the Earth, victim of so much desecration. Her heart and body are broken, her anger is like fire, and the passion of her writing rattles your soul. This is true literature and true activism.” — Isabel Allende
“Eve Ensler’s memoir is not only wild and raw and incredibly important, it’s also that rarest of achievements—a compulsively readable, stunningly rendered work of art that delivers hope and truth, challenge and solace, sometimes simultaneously.” — Alexandra Fuller
One Billion Rising For Justice 14 February 2014
In 2013, One Billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls.
This year, on 14 February 2014 we are calling on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice.
Imagine, One Billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking out at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls.
On December 6th Eve will give the Key Note Address at the Times of India Literary Carnival.
There are litfests, and then there is The Times of India Literary Carnival. Ask the 12,000 people who thronged the magical venue of Mehboob Studios, twice the number which attended the first edition in 2011. This December 6-8 again at Mehboob, there are even more celebrated writers discussing provocative topics, engaging workshops especially for children, and fantastic evening entertainment.
The Mark Twain House, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the World Affairs Council present “An Evening with Eve Ensler” on Sunday, May 6, at 7:30 pm at Cheney Hall in Manchester, Connecticut. For tickets, please call 860-647-9824.
As a prelude to Eve’s visit on May 6, Jacques Lamarre (Manager of Communications and Special Projects at The Mark Twain House) wrote a brief introductory piece that you can read here.
Eve speaks at the Skoll World Forum, Oxford University, England
Joining other distinguished delegates from around the world, Eve presents a speech entitled “Seizing Momentum and Driving Change” at the Skoll World Forum. Click here to view the video.
Eve participates in MAKERS: Women Who Make America
MAKERS: Women Who Make America is an extraordinary multi-platform PBS project that will tell the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years. Click here to read more.
Eve contributes her latest piece to the Guardian – My Hero: Adrienne Rich
“She taught me that the lives of women existed in the future and language was the pathway to the future.” Click here to read the article.
European Parliament performs The Vagina Monologues as a cross-party call to action to end violence against women and girls
On March 6, in the European Parliament, nine MEPs are joining V-Day founder/Tony Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler in a very special and unique performance of The Vagina Monologues to raise the public’s and EU decision makers’ awareness on the importance to put an end to violence against women and girls in Europe and around the world. Click here to find out more.