Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eve Ensler and being a girl!

How many times have you been told: Don't be so emotional? Don't be so sensitive? Don't be a girl?????

Well, one of the most talented, powerful, enlightened and inspiring women of our time has come out with a new book. Her name is Eve Ensler and this is an excerpt of the book, as shared on Huffington Post.
You can see the original post here
and order her book here

Post your reactions and responses!!


I love being a girl.

I can feel what you're feeling
as you're feeling it inside
the feeling

I am an emotional creature.

Things do not come to me 
as intellectual theories or hard-shaped ideas.

They pulse through my organs and legs
and burn up my ears.

I know when your girlfriend's really pissed off
even though she appears to give you what 
you want.

I know when a storm is coming.

I can feel the invisible stirrings in the air.

I can tell you he won't call back.

It's a vibe I share.

I am an emotional creature.

I love that I do not take things lightly.

Everything is intense to me.

The way I walk in the street.

The way my mother wakes me up.

The way I hear bad news.

The way it's unbearable when I lose.

I am an emotional creature.

I am connected to everything and everyone.

I was born like that.

Don't you dare say all negative that it's a 
teenage thing
or it's only only because I'm a girl.

These feelings make me better.

They make me ready.

They make me present.

They make me strong.

I am an emotional creature.

There is a particular way of knowing.

It's like the older women somehow forgot.

I rejoice that it's still in my body.

I know when the coconut's about to fall.

I know that we've pushed the earth too far.

I know my father isn't coming back.

That no one's prepared for the fire.

I know that lipstick means
more than show.

I know that boys feel super-insecure
and so-called terrorists are made, not born.

I know that one kiss can take
away all my decision-making ability
and sometimes, you know, it should.

This is not extreme.

It's a girl thing.

What we would all be
if the big door inside us flew open.

Don't tell me not to cry.

To calm it down

Not to be so extreme

To be reasonable.

I am an emotional creature.

It's how the earth got made.

How the wind continues to pollinate.

You don't tell the Atlantic ocean
to behave.

I am an emotional creature.

Why would you want to shut me down
or turn me off? 

I am your remaining memory.

I am connecting you to your source.

Nothing's been diluted.

Nothing's leaked out.

I can take you back.

I love that I can feel the inside
of the feelings in you,
even if it stops my life
even if it hurts too much
or takes me off track
even if it breaks my heart.

It makes me responsible.

I am an emotional

I am an emotional, devotional, 
incandotional, creature. 

And I love, hear me, 
love love love
being a girl.

Eve Ensler, a playwright and activist, is the founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. In conjunction with I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE, V-Day has developed a targeted pilot program, V-Girls, to engage young women in our "empowerment philanthropy" model, providing them with a platform to amplify their voices.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jewish Chicks Rock: rockin' chick partners and other items...

Jewish Chicks Rock: rockin' chick partners and other items...

rockin' chick partners and other items...

I want to talk about collaboration - I am a firm believer in "more = more". Sometimes it's hard in the music world when there are so many musicians competing for precious time from listeners to be heard. And that can foster a competitive spirit of quite the unhealthy sort.
In a few short days there will be an article coming out penned by Sarah Aroeste, Chana Rothman and me talking about collaboration between women rockers and what IS achievable. A big idea for all Jewish chick rockers!
So stay tuned....

In the meantime, a few updates:
- JCR is currently booking shows this summer at camps and programs - for more info click here.
- A new blog posting about Chana, Sarah and me - click here.
- Heading out to LA for Fri Night Live with Craig Taubman and a big Naomi Less show at Limmud LA.

Peace and love in rock,