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As creator of The Vagina Monologues, she changed the way the world regards women’s bodies. Then she started a global movement to stop violence against women. Now, Eve Ensler tells Lindsay Kyte about the long journey of coming home to her own body. Trigger warning: sexual violence.
Eve Ensler once feared what she’d face when she was alone with her mind in nature. Today, at 65, she welcomes the connection to herself and the natural world. Photo by Paula Allen.
Famed for her fearless work as an activist, author, and theatre artist, Eve Ensler has found peace in a quiet country home where a statue of Tara sits in the stillness of the pond in her yard. “Tara has been for me a beacon of the way, being the mother of all the buddhas,” she tells me. “As the first feminist buddha, she is a powerful force of guidance and inspiration. She has to do with compassion, wisdom, and connection, and that is essential to my life here in the country.”