A landmark in womenâ€™s empowermentâ€”as relevant as ever in the age of #MeTooâ€”that honors female sexuality in all its complexity
Itâ€™s been more than twenty years since Eve Enslerâ€™s international sensation The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, the radical, global grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls. This special edition features six never-before-published monologues, a new foreword by National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, a new introduction by the author, and a new afterword by One Billion Rising director Monique Wilson on the stage phenomenonâ€™s global impact. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, this award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real womenâ€™s deepest fantasies, fears, anger, and pleasure, and calls for a world where all women are safe, equal, free, and alive in their bodies.
Praise for The Vagina Monologues
â€śProbably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.â€ťâ€”The New York Times
â€śThis play changed the world. Seeing it changed my soul. Performing in it changed my life. I am forever indebted to Eve Ensler and the transformative legacy of this play.â€ťâ€”Kerry Washington
â€śSpellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving . . . both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction.â€ťâ€”Variety
â€śOften wrenching, frequently riotous. . . . Ensler is an impassioned wit.â€ťâ€”Los Angeles Times
â€śExtraordinary . . . a compelling rhapsody of the female essence.â€ťâ€”Chicago Tribune