The Cancer Monologue

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Eve Ensler, playwright and activist, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer, but under the care of ‘excellent doctors and a successful operation’ over the last couple of months, her prognosis is excellent. Ensler, whose 1996 play The Vagina Monologues continues to run to full houses worldwide, found inspiration from it to found V-Day, an organisation working to stop violence against women and girls. In a personal message on the V-Day website, ‘This has been both a difficult and truly transformational time. Cancer has a way of stripping away that which is not important and leaving what is.’