Eve Ensler, author, "In the Body of the World"

Air Dates: May 18-20, 2013

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This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Eve Ensler, American playwright, performer, feminist, activist, and artivist, best know for her play "The Vagina Monologues," described by the New York Times as “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.” She was named one of Newsweek Magazine's “150 Women Who Changed the World.” Her new book “In the Body of the World” is a visionary memoir. Booklist reviewed the book, saying, "This is a ravishing book of revelation and healing.” In 2012, along with the V-Day movement, Ensler created One Billion Rising, a global protest campaign to end violence, and promote justice and gender equality for women. On February 14, 2013, V-Day's 15th anniversary, women and men in over 200 countries held dance actions to demand an end to violence against women and girls. The 2012 V-Day celebration and demonstration outside the State Capitol in Santa Fe featured over one thousand women dancing and protesting violence against women and girls. ---QUOTES: “The U.N. now says that one out of three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in their lifetime; we're talking about the desecration of the primary resource of the planet.” -- Eve Ensler

 Whenever I am with Eve, I become stronger, braver and more optimistic. She does more, travels more, and is more utterly wrapped up in the movement she launched with her play than any other artist I know, and yet she always has time for those she loves…" -- Jane Fonda • “You have to give to the world the thing that you want the most, in order to fix the broken parts inside you.” -- Eve Ensler