I have changed my name. After finishing The Apology, I was able to release my father. I hold no rancor or bitterness or rage towards him any longer but, I hold no desire to live with his name any longer or the name he gave to me. Names determine so much and inspire so much. V is my chosen name. It is a portal. It is a pyramid. It is voluptuous, vulnerable. It is an invitation. I invite you to call me V.
– V (formerly Eve Ensler)