Berkeley, California - Berkeley Repertory Theatre is staging the world premiere of her new play, "Emotional Creature," which is based on her novel, "I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World," which was a 2010 New York Times bestseller.
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We all have these moments in our lives where we give up. We get betrayed. Our child dies. We see something horrible. We just say, 'I have had enough here. I don't want to be alive'. And that is what I had to go back and reckon with, and say, 'Do you want to be alive, and if you do you have to pass through that fire and become a different person'. So much of my life was driven by that darkness. ...
Protested alongside actresses Sally Field
, Jane Fonda
& Christine Lahti
, urging the Mexican government to re-investigate the slayings of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez, on the Mexico-Texas border. (February 2004)