Joan Marcus The play had a seismic effect, encouraging women to openly talk about their bodies and sexuality. They provided a mechanism for local activists to stage benefit productions of the play on college campuses and in communities across the world. Through the productions, they raised funds for local groups including rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters. As a result, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in tens of thousands of benefit productions in 48 languages in countries. Based on her memoir, she dissects her life-threatening cancer diagnosis against the backdrop of working with women from the Democratic Republic of Congo who suffered through the horrors of war. Jeryl Brunner:
Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues
Eve Ensler Of 'The Vagina Monologues' On Taking Back Your Power
See also: Performances of The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler wrote the first draft of the monologues in there have been several revisions since following interviews she conducted with women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. The interviews began as casual conversations with her friends, who then brought up anecdotes they themselves had been told by other friends; this began a continuing chain of referrals. In an interview with Women.
Eve Ensler: I Never Defined a Woman as a Person With a Vagina
Tell others about this book Lorem From the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues--a powerful, life-changing examination of abuse and atonement. This is an urgently needed book right now. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead.
In , Ensler went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help victims of rape and torture create a sanctuary called City of Joy. That's when her own life got upended. And as that's all in chaos, I got diagnosed with stage uterine cancer. The alchemy of it all was just, you know, change or die. Theater director Diane Paulus read the book and thought it would make a great one-woman show.