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Eve Ensler

CRYING

Posted on February 23, 2014, in My Blog, with 66 Comments

Yesterday I went to a friend’s baby shower. I hadn’t seen her since she was pregnant and when I saw her belly and her radiant face I began to cry. When I heard the words of wisdom her mother offered to her–to all of us–about how to raise a baby to be a happy, fully realized, person. I started crying …

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TWO INTERESTING WEEKS AWAY FROM HOME (INCLUDING PARIS)

Posted on October 16, 2013, in My Blog, with 23 Comments

First I went to Atlanta for the annual Empower party that raises money for my Georgia-based non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. We honored Dr Sanjay Gupta with the Health Pioneer. It was a lot of fun and a big success. My favorite ex-husband, Ted Turner, was my date.

Turns out Dr Gupta went to University …

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ONE BILLION RISING

Posted on January 29, 2013, in Events, My Blog, with 16 Comments

It’s happening on February 14th, this Valentine’s Day: An international day of action to combat violence against women.

According to united nations’ statistics, ONE BILLION women on the planet are raped or beaten in their lifetimes so, conceived by writer/activist Eve Ensler and her global organization V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, ONE BILLION women and the men who love …

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A V-DAY WEEKEND: WHEN WOMEN HAVE YOUR BACK

Posted on June 30, 2012, in My Blog, with 12 Comments

I flew up to Berkeley Saturday knowing it would be an intense, inspiring, emotional weekend and I wasn’t disappointed. Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues” (among many other pieces) and life-long activist, has gathered a board of directors that is off the charts in generosity, fierceness and fun.

Tony Montenieri (Director of Operations), Susan Swan (CEO of V-Day, …

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FRIENDSHIP AND OPTIMISM

Posted on February 20, 2012, in My Blog, with 9 Comments

Eve Ensler just came over to visit me. I haven’t seen her in many months. Too many months, because being with Eve opens my heart and lifts my spirit. I have known Eve since the end of the 1990s when our mutual friend, Pat Mitchell, brought her to Ted’s flagship ranch in Montana where I was having a women’s …

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STANLEY SHEINBAUM TURNS NINETY ONE!!!

Posted on June 12, 2011, in My Blog, with 1 Comment

Today I stopped by the 91st birthday party for Stanley Sheinbaum, a man beloved by all straight-thinking people who know him.

Stanley coming out the front door to greet the gathered throng of well wishers, past the cut out of him as King and one of his glam admirers. Age hasn’t dimmed his humor.

When I first became an …

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THE LAST FEW DAYS

Posted on June 9, 2011, in My Blog, Relationships & Spirit, with 16 Comments

I feel badly because I have not done my blog in what feels like eons. So much has been going on and, for most of it, I have been sick.

I flew back from Cannes to Atlanta. A very nice couple is renting my gorgeous loft and so I stayed in a hotel. That is so weird: being in a …

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STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Posted on April 11, 2011, in My Blog, with 5 Comments

I am receiving the Anne Marie Staas Icon Award tonight from the Stonewall Democratic Club. It is especially moving to me because I knew and worked with Anne Marie in the 70′s and 80′s on political issues in California. I am bringing as my guests Calpernia Addams and Andrea James.

Left to right: Andrea James, me and Calpernia …

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PHOTOS FROM MY DRESSING ROOM

Posted on February 1, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 28 Comments

The sofa in my dressing room I sleep on at dinner break with the Gees Bend quilt on it.

My dressing table

A very 60s beaded necklace that Catherine Keener gave me when we did “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” this Summer. It hangs on my mirror and brings me luck.

This is a rock from Africa that Eve Ensler gave …

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