Eve Ensler of George Stroumboul­opoulos (May 2013)

Eve Ensler is in the red chair. Eve created ‘The Vagina Monologues’, a show that was all about giving women a voice about their bodies and their sexuality. It became a huge hit, and Eve used its popularity to help launch V-Day, an initiative aimed at raising awareness about the horrors of rape and fistula, a condition that is rarely discussed. But it is only recently that Eve has come to terms with her own body. She faced years of physical and sexual abuse at her father’s hands, but her new book ‘In the Body of the World’ is all about her learning to connect with her physical self.