Eve Ensler changed my life. She did it in fifteen minutes, from halfway around the world—she in India, I in northern California. Ensler is one powerful woman.
I had been blown away by Ensler’s “Embrace Your Inner Girl” TED Talk, recorded in India, in which she used the metaphor of a “girl cell”—your inner girl, and mine—to celebrate the power of emotion, compassion, ambiguity, vulnerability, intensity, doubt, desire, defiance, creativity, intuition, relationship … and other “girly” traits. It was a new idea for me.
So when I heard she was going to be speaking in my neighborhood as part of the Dominican Institute for Leadership Studies’ Lecture Series in Marin County, California, I could hardly wait to see Eve in person, to feel her immense-intense-common-sense energy, and to thank her.
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