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Eve Ensler Poster

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Overview (1)

Born in New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Eve Ensler was born on May 25, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Her Story (2015) and One Billion Rising (2014). She was previously married to Richard McDermott.

Spouse (1)

Richard McDermott (1978 - 1988) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Ex-stepmother (before legally adopting him) of Dylan McDermott. After adopting him, she became his mother, legally and otherwise, which is still the case.
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)
Adopted her husband's son, Dylan McDermott, when she was 26 and he was 18.
Graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont, 1975.
Ex-mother-in-law of Shiva Rose.
An advocate for the eradication of violence against women, Ms. Ensler herself was a victim of incestuous rape. In fact, she was raped by her own dad.

Personal Quotes (3)

I have enormous rage. God forbid anyone take away my rage. It's part of the struggle.
[on working with women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo] The stories saturated my cells and nerves. I stopped sleeping. All the stories began to bleed together. The raping of the earth, the pillaging of minerals. The destruction of vaginas. They were not separate from each other or from me. The Congo threw me deep into the crisis of the world. [It] was where my life pinnacled. There was a coming together and a consciousness of what violence against women and femicide looked like. And these women had found ways to transform pain to power.
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. The part of me that was humiliated, that was self-hating, that had to prove myself. That's gone.

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