Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off
Eve Ensler For her new book and Broadway play The Good Body, Vagina Monologues author Ensler, 51, talked about fat and feelings with women around the world. She found a familiar self-hatred everywhere.
DIDNT'T MONOLOGUES HELP YOUR BODY IMAGE? It helped me be more comfortable with my vagina. Then the hatred just crept up to my stomach.
WHICH YOU'RE TRYING TO GO" RID OF. That's what the play is about. I've never had [plastic] surgery. I sat in on liposuctions, and part of me was grossed out but part of me thought, "Well, at the end they won't have a stomach!"
DID EVERYONE YOU TALKED TO HATE SOME PART OF THEIR BOODY? Older women in India love their roundness. Younger women there are being impacted by this American pattern, which is frightening. Imagine what we could do if we weren't always "fixing" ourselves.
HAVE YOU MADE PEACE WITH YOUR STOMACH NOW? One great thing about aging is you suddenly appreciate health. I'm feeling grateful to my body.
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