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Special Project
From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

My Revolution Lives in This Body

Entered in Social Justice


20 years ago the V-Day movement came into being when people everywhere dared to say the word vagina out loud, to speak their truth and own their sexuality. "My Revolution Lives In This Body" is a call to women and men around the world to awaken their visions, dreams, desires, to be emboldened, to demand them. The film – through Eve Ensler's words and Rosario Dawson's brilliant vocal performance, set to imagery and footage of women from around the world – is a call to revolution and a reminder of how our bodies are intricately connected to the world at large. The future of the planet, in essence, depends on each of us.

Strategy and Execution

Using a robust social media strategy across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as influencers and high profile activists, the short film was shared widely around the globe. Director Deborah Anderson brings together her achievements in every area of her creative body of work from over the past 15 years as a world-renowned photographer, artist and art director to delve into the world of filmmaking. Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming). Since 1998, The Vagina Monologues and other works have been performed across the world by local V-Day activists, raising over $100 million dollars for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in places like Kenya and Afghanistan. Through our One Billion Rising campaign, activists look at the intersection of class, race, gender, environmental destruction, imperialism, militarism, patriarchy, poverty, and war, as women face abuse and exploitation across layers of systematic and societal oppression, with the most marginalized and excluded often facing increased levels of violence. V-Day and One Billion Rising are a crucial part of the global fight to stop gender-based violence through attacking the silence — public and private — that allows violence against women to continue. With ingenuity and determination, V-Day activists around the world are tirelessly working to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery.


This short film was shared widely across all social media outlets, where it was shared widely and received over 1 million views. It was made available to global anti-violence against women activists to play at the benefit events and activist protests they were producing throughout the US and the world. Building on the momentum of this video, local activists were invited to share testimonies of resistance, amplifying new voices in their communities. Activists were also invited to submit videos and written narratives of their own, answering how they resist and rise in their community--detailing what their revolution looks like, and how they will create radical shifts in consciousness.


Video for My Revolution Lives in This Body

Entrant Company / Organization Name

V-Day, One Billion Rising


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