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 [...]
People like him exist to remind us that it is not just politicians, scientists, or humanitarian workers (category the latter to which he belongs without a doubt) who have the fate of the world in their hands. Artists do, too, and the wider their celebrity and their success, the bigger their responsibility for sharing their [...]