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Security isn't what I hunger for. I hunger for change. I hunger for connection.
If you are connected to your own internal being, it is very hard to be screwing and destroying and hurting another human being, because you'll be feeling what they're feeling. If you're separated, it's not a hard thing to do at all.
Before cancer, I was obviously disconnected. I had a tumor the size of a mango inside me and didn't do anything about it. It wasn't like I didn't know something was wrong.
I grew up in a tradition where having ideas and contributing to the community and creating art that had an impact on the world mattered. That's part of the Jewish tradition.
I think theatre to some extent is always about telling stories, isn't it, and I think what I've learned is that freedom comes when you tell your story; freedom comes when you tell the truth.
I try not to think about what people think of me. You can't, because then you get hung up in all the people who love you, and you've also got all the people who hate you, because of what you're doing.
I'm a feminist; I grew up with feminism, but I also think there's a way in which we need to shake things up so that we can push it further and in other directions.
When you destroy a population, once femicide happens, we're going to see the end of humanity, because I don't know how you sustain a future without vitalised women.
For many years now, I feel like my own body struggle has been linked and connected with women I meet in the world. I think we're in this together.
I really want to help stop violence toward women.
I think violence against women in America has become ordinary - it's been made absolutely acceptable.
I would rate the fact that I get to be alive a big beautiful 10. Satisfaction with myself - work in progress.
I was born in Manhattan and grew up in Scarsdale. Scarsdale didn't work for me as a place at all.
Since cancer, I feel like I have dreams rather than ambitions, visions rather than plans.
The minute someone tells you you have cancer, it's kind of like you die. You really do die. It's like you get that you're mortal.
I was a waitress for nine years, which I don't regret at all. It taught me about discipline. I was always writing; it took a long time to make a career of it.
Cancer essentially lives in us and becomes activated at some point, and then cells begin to psychotically divide. Initially, the cancer cell looks like other cells and the body invites it in.
Do I think it's great that we have a celebrity system where some people matter and some people don't? No. But do I think we'll always create icons and legends? Yeah, I probably do.
I've been involved in social activism my entire life, and I would argue that many people involved in social activist movements have done very little work on themselves.
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