What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
Several years working with women from the most varied socio economic sectors led me to think about the sexism problem and its implications in our lives from the so naturalized everyday vocabulary to the allocation of roles and function, thus discovering the depht of the long learned cultural roots. The gender segregation "new models" left out half of the population involved, thus repeating the same problem the other way round. In this manner the achievements by one party where invalidated by the other party who kept pulling the other to perpetrate the established normality. Thus we thought about unification roads, about bridges who manage to connect both sides of the gap by breaking the "egocentric shield" of the conquered mentality, typical of our Latin America, of each gender and of the collective individualism generated by our society.
The passion for transmitting an ideology able to change the established order is one of the aims shared with the working team.
Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.
Since I was thirteen I was influenced by a women who used to visit poor houses in the most impoverish neighborhoods to provide emotional relief to children and women; it was my mother, a teacher who devoted her life to her profession.
I was always certain that I will work on social problems and I gathered experience in different "technical" schools.
I hardly agreed with established and this led me to experience several deserts which although they we long and lonely that left the best lessons of my life, because whenever it seemed that I would die of thirst there appeared water which refreshed and renewed my being, in this manner I meet two people who marked my life, Elvira Lutz and ArnaldoGomensoro, two thinkers, philosophers who say important things with simple words, unyielding critics, integral feminists, unique individuals, my teachers, they changed my life, extended my vision and they still provide me with guidance through this journey of life.
When I was 38 years old I gave birth to Women's Embassy, a bridge, a meeting point, a different way to
actively adapt to the realities that we have to live. By respecting essential Human Rights and the rights of every person to a life free of prejudices of myths and taboos. Shaping critical opinion, educating for life. By fully addressing genuine problems and aiming at generating new lines to achieve more loving and fulfilling lives.
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