I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World [Eve Ensler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this daring book . In this New York Times best-selling book, Ensler offers fictional monologues and Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the. Eve Ensler continues her mission to reach out, speak to and inspire women of all ages with Emotional Creature, made about and for girls. Through discovery.

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I’ve been trying to imagine how I, for instance, as my teenage self might have reacted This does reference some graphic enwler and adult themes, which are important to read about in my opinionbut some evr conservative families or younger readers should be aware of that.

The way my mother wakes me up. Do you want to get dead? For example, in her story of the Kenyan girl who escaped getting sold forced into a marriage by her father, the girl wasn’t even Muslim!!!

I don’t know how, or if, it would have registered Today fnsler have something special for you A story of a girl who escaped sex slavery, the girl who runs away from being sold, and a girl who spoke up and asked her partner to wear a emitional. Stay in Touch Sign up.

So, I read on. But the piece isn’t about the girl: Things do not come to me as intellectual theories or hard-shaped ideas. I don’t know much about who Eve Ensler is except through the three books I’ve read from her, but I do know I love her books, her ideas, her heart and her spirit. Who is your celebrity idol?

I am an Emotional Creature

The last section discusses a broader range of topics, covering sex slavery, the freedom of wearing short skirts, escaping one’s family to avoid being sold to the highest bidder and refusing to conform to standards. It isn’t entirely irredeemable, but The House that Jack Sve s familiar gimmicks say much more about Lars von Trier as a brand than as a provocateur or artist.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: So many are harmed or killed before change comes. It doesn’t feel authentic. I really enjoyed being able to continue to engage with these important issues, even as I get older, wve up and moving away from being a teenager.


Notify me of new posts via email. I am an emotional creature, and there’s nothin Wow. One of my favourite parts of the book is actually in the Forward written by Carol Gilligan where she talks about an experience she had creafure a girl named Emma who when asked how women were portrayed in a museum, responded “Naked”.

Dec 05, nicky rated it really liked it. What ills would such effort prevent?

The author has brilliantly created unique girl voices, and the stories are so well drawn, I feel like the girls are real and that I know and understand them.

Why would you want to shut me creture or turn me off? Stories of girls from all corners of the globe struggling with eating disorders, genital mutilation, slavery, plastic surgery, contradictions with sex, pregnancy, and peer pressure all powerfully written into one book. These feelings make me better.

The language is beautiful, the rhythm and cadence wonderful, the sentences profound. The 21 Best Album Ebe of Coming from an Arab background, I respected the fact that Eve did not connect feminist hardships to religion.

However, it is difficult for me to say that I am meotional Emotional Creature didn’t have some writing issues. Emotionsl stories about sex trafficking or dealing with being a “masculine” girl were so amazing, but some of the more experimental free verse passages didn’t always do it for me. Ensler brings variety into her tapestry of the experience of being a girl in this modern world while at the same time highighting the universality of this experience, of shared girlhood I want to thank her for writing these monologues.

Moreover, Ensler has seemingly not considered that teaching girls about what Barbie means in our society, as well as the history behind her creation, might release them from her clutches more than removing her would.

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But, I began crying as soon as I cracked the introduction because it was as if Eve Ensler knew the deepest, darkest parts of me. Of course I hate and ache over violence against women. You ask us by your being to question, to wake up, to reperceive. I lieterally could not put this book down it was so moving and reminded me that I trully am blessed. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.


Find a man Seek protection The world is scary Don’t go out You are weak Don’t care so much They’re only animals Don’t be so intense Don’t cry so much You can’t trust anyone Don’t talk to strangers People will take advantage of you Close your legs Girls aren’t good with: They are taught not to be too intense, too passionate, too smart, too caring, too open.

Apr 22, Mandi rated it really liked it. I know that lipstick means more than show. Every girl must read this book. There ee survey facts and trivia too, along with poetries and short dialogues.

I am an Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler

Ensler used monologues most effectively in her groundbreaking work The Vagina Monologueswritten inafter she conducted hundreds of interviews with women asking them how they felt about their vaginas. It was more than I expected, and I wish I had read this when I was a bit younger. Everything you need and more. She explains that she wrote the book because she wants girls to feel secure in their own identity.

The 70 Best Albums of Dec 22, Eddie rated it really liked it. And that was sad ’cause the joke about my nose always made the guy laugh and then we both relaxed and kissing was always so much better then.

I’m glad to know already what a couple of teenage girls felt about the text and its project because I really am curious, emotioonal even a little skeptical, about how this target population might respond to Ensler’s message and the way in which it is conveyed. Why am I hunching creafure