In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re listening to this profoundly moving TED talk by the vagina-loving playwright and activist, Eve Ensler. After producing the Vagina Monologues in 1996, Ensler launched a global movement to end violence against women with her non-profit organization, V-Day. Most recently she broke ground on the City of Joy, a healing center for victims of sexual violence in Bukuvu, Democratic Repubhlic of Congo.
If you ask us, Ensler is a living tribute to the mythological Goddess expressed in the symbols our yoga tradition. Like Kali, Durga, Parvati, and more, she lives her life with ovaries of steel and a heart of goal. The girl cell she speaks of points to the potential for empowered femininity inherent in us all. We think her message needs to be heard by every man, woman, boy, and girl on this planet… don’t just embrace your inner girl. Embrace your humanity.
PS: Did you catch the “namaste” she opened this talk with?