I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World Summary & Study Guide

Eve Ensler
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Writer Eve Ensler caught the world's attention with her first book "The Vagina Monologues". While it was geared towards women, this book is specifically written for adolescent girls.

In the introduction, Ensler writes that the majority of girls feel pressure to please others and lose their own voice in the process. She stresses that this book is "a call to your original girl self, to your emotional creature self, to move at your speed, to walk with your step, to wear your color."

"I am an Emotional Creature" is a series of monologues. The author toured the world extensively and the monologues she has written are inspired by the girls she met along the way.

Some of the pieces are poems about the strength of girls, their emotion, their fire. Some point out the challenges of being a girl. Many stories are from individual viewpoints from different places. There is a girl whose parents force her to have a nose job. Another girl handles her parental pressures by choosing anorexia as a release. There are girls who are not in control of their fates: a factory worker; a child prostitute. One girl refuses to take up arms while another is on a mission to be a suicide bomber. There are girls who change their fates- the girl who escapes sexual slavery; the girl who runs away from being sold; the girl who battles her inner voices to speak up and ask her partner to wear a condom.

Each story reflects the real and figurative shackles society puts on girls. Girls are told their natural tendencies are to be suppressed, but this collection tells them otherwise.

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