Celebrating: V-Day25!

Eve Ensler

It began 25 years ago today with Eve Ensler’s production of The Vagina Monologues and became a world-wide One Billion Rising (OBR) call for freedom and an end to violence against women and patriarchy led by survivors, artists and activists around the world. V-Day and One Billion Rising are a crucial part of the global fight to stop gender-based violence through attacking the silence ~ public and private ~ that allows violence against women to continue.

The celebration of V-Day’s 25 anniversary and the 10th anniversary of OBR was launched in New York City with An Evening of Reckoning and Rising. V (formerly Eve Ensler) read from her new memoir Reckoning. The book takes us through a lifetime of writing, poetry, and activism, representing the methods through which she survived her own abuse and self-hatred, challenging the myths and narratives that have guided her life and the core of ideas that have become the global V-Day/One Billion Rising movements.

V, you make me so proud that I launched my humble blog 14 years ago today. Although I’m retired now, it boggles my mind that people are still reading posts I wrote in 2009. Nearly one million people from every country in the world have visited. Wow!

A tribute to the 14 students and 3 teachers who were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL on 2-14-18.

Sadly, today is also the 5th anniversary of the shooting rampage at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

See also:

Eve Ensler: Until the Violence Stops, 3-11-09

Book Review: The Apology (by Eve Ensler), 5-25-19

Bravo: Stoneman Douglas Activists!, 2-23-18

Shooting Rampages: A V-Day Tale of Two Cities, 2-23-2018

#Never Again: Parkland, 2-14-19


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