V (formerly Eve Ensler) on Writing, Memory, and the Power of an Apology (March 2023)

KPFA’s Letters and Politics with host Mitch Jeserich

Guest: V (formerly Eve Ensler) is a Tony Award–winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon The Vagina Monologues has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries.  She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. She is a co-founder of the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, along with Christine Schuler Deschryver and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege.

V is the author of several books including, The ApologyI Am an Emotional CreatureIn the Body of the World, and her latest, Reckoning.