Wuhan, China, January 2020. News start to spread around the world about a new respiratory disease, a kind of pneumonia of unknown origin, caused by a new type of coronavirus. It spreads fast, forcing some of the most populated cities in the world to go on lockdown. It soon reaches other countries in the area, [...]
THAT WEIRD MOMENT BEFORE EVERYTHING HAPPENS There is a chocolate cookie in the pocket of my trench coat; one I purchased this morning at Starbucks, Madrid airport Terminal 4, along with a tall coffee and a ham and cheese sandwich that quickly went to fill both the hole in my stomach and the boredom of [...]
When it is officially announced that actor Mary McDonnell is going to portray writer and activist Gloria Steinem in Emily Mann’s play Gloria: A Life, I instantly realize something. The first and most evident fact I am immediately sure of upon hearing this news is that I am not going to miss this opportunity to [...]
The visibility and experience of those present women who already arrived where many others aspire to be represent a source of strength and an inspiration absolutely indispensable.
PART I: THE BURDEN OF PERFECTION, BY CHRISTINE ROGERS On Saturday October 20th, Mary McDonnell came back to her Alma Mater, SUNY Fredonia to talk to the theater and film students and have a public conversation, on the occasion of the homecoming weekend. Truly at ease and grounded in her home and roots, Ms. [...]
A few weeks ago, I had a very interesting conversation with two female friends about what being independent means for us women (one of the upsides of having smart women as friends is that they are always brimming with good ideas and open to discuss relevant topics!) Our chat proved that this subject is far [...]
Dear Mary, Sharon is gone. Or maybe, rather than ‘gone’ I should say that she is dead; because she cannot, and she will never, be gone for me. I am writing this after having listened to your podcast yesterday. While I am still not sure I will ever come to see Sharon’s death as you [...]
Verano de 1996. Estoy sentada con una amiga en una terraza, tomando algo. Mientras charlamos, nos llegan ecos de la radio que tienen encendida dentro del local. Suena, por enésima vez, El talismán. “Por las orejas me sale ya el dichoso talismán”, protesta mi amiga. Yo me río y le respondo que a mí me [...]
"There is not a single situation in life that you cannot improve by consciously choosing your attitude."
A few days ago has been the Women’s Equality Day. Nobody (or almost nobody) disputes today that women must have the same rights and opportunities as men and are equally capable of carrying out jobs and professions traditionally reserved to the male gender. At least in theory. There are many shadows when it comes to [...]