Eve Ensler in a moving interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now.
“We are the people of the second wind. We, who have been undermined, reduced, and minimized, we know who we are. Let us be taken. Let us turn our pain to power, our victimhood to fire, our self-hatred to action, our self-obsession to service, to fire, to wind…
…I think, for many of us who have been traumatized, which is kind of all of us, to some degree, whether you’ve had primary trauma or secondary trauma, to witnessing trauma… we’ve all been part of trauma. I think, at an early age or at any point in our life, it separates us from our bodies and from ourselves, and we progressively become more and more detached from our hearts, from our ability to be compassionate, from our connection to our own bodies, but also from the Earth and from each other. And I think, for me, the journey back to my body has taken me many, many years to get back inside… And there’s been many paths to get back… But by the end of it, I was back inside. And what it’s made me aware of is the more inside ourselves we are, the more connected we are to other people and to the plights of other people, to the suffering of other people, but also to the Earth itself.”
– Eve Ensler in a moving interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now.
See full transcript, video, and audio at http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/25/eve_ensler_on_new_memoir_confronting