Pt. 2: Eve Ensler on Her Battle with Cancer: “We Can Use Sickness as a Tool for Transformation” (September 2012)

We continue our conversation with award-winning playwright — and uterine cancer survivor — Eve Ensler. After getting news she has been cancer-free for two years, Ensler describes how her struggle to survive the disease “got rid of everything that didn’t matter,” and drove her to continue her work on the City of Joy, a safe haven for sexually abused women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project grew out of her work on The Vagina Monologues and V-day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Her new campaign is One Billion Rising, and her newest play Emotional Creature opens in New York in November.