Sexuality is a part of every human being. Doesn’t matter age, sex or race. We all have a private side that includes desire, joy, lust and other wonderful things. For many reasons (that are part of past history) the female body has been part of different types of approaches and many people seem to have an opinion about it. Society implies an ideal body type, like a “one size fits all” (which is b******* btw) and there’s always this stressful pressure to look a certain way or to feel a certain way just because it’s “the right thing to do”.
There’s a LOT of misconception about what a woman is. But thankfully these past few years have been revolutionary in a way that we’re starting a conversation about women’s rights and we’re raising our voices to end rape culture, sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment. If in the past, we had the women’s suffrage, then the feminist movement, 2015 was a turning point. We’ve started changing the minds of our leaders, men and women, to show concern about reproductive rights, maternity leave, equal pay and continue to evolve in all other struggles.
Because being female it’s not about “having it all”. We’re born with the same rights as any human creature and honestly, I hope 2016 will be a fresh new year to stop apologizing for our manners, our choices or even, our bodies. We are no one’s property. We don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Finally the female role is taking important steps, helping and inspiring young women to affirm themselves, to make an issue on any misogynistic act, to have the power of knowledge to change the world. We don’t stand anymore for the social stigma of slut-shaming, we don’t deserve to live in fear. We are not less than anyone.
Causes you can support:
- MY BODY MY RIGHTS: My Body My Rights is Amnesty’s global campaign to stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction.
- A FAIR DEAL FOR WOMEN: For the first time 13 women’s organizations, led by the Women’s Resource Centre, have come together to create a campaign asking politicians to do something about the gap between men and women.
- HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Human Rights Watch is working toward the realization of women’s empowerment and gender equality—protecting the rights and improving the lives of women and girls on the ground.
- HEFORSHE: HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.
- WE THE PEOPLE: Help make the UN Global Goals famous. Add your voice.
In my passport I try to have more than just stamps. It’s important to do something more than just contemplation. It was with this perspective that I’ve started living abroad. Also the conditions in my home country back in the day (which are still accurate) give you all the support to go outside. Munich is “the one” because it was the first place I’ve lived abroad. My relationship with the city was like a first boyfriend: You know from the start that isn’t meant to last forever, but it’s something that changes you in some way.
The city environment is silent, clean and logical. It has beautiful nature combined with pleasant architecture. To be honest, it looks very close to the word “perfection”. The quality of life is very high and it has a wonderful community of immigrants. I was lucky enough to meet great friends there and so, there’s always a good reason to be back. Being lonely is a powerful exercise that you should do once in a while, but never isolate yourself from opportunities. Sharing is an important action that impacts real life more than anything else. Connecting is the subsequent result of a simple interaction.
Also, one of the most important things I do when exploring a new place is that I walk. A LOT. That’s the only way of making a map puzzle in your own head and thanks to that habit I never get lost and almost every week get surprised when connecting two places in the same geographical space. I love doing brainy puzzles.
I believe you can find the true citizens in a native environment by their local markets (or beer gardens if you prefer). There you can find a mixture of handcrafted pieces, delicious local food, flowers and other beautiful things that you can only see in public markets.
I could write more about my living experience in Munich and give more charming compliments about the city, but honestly, I advise you (reader), to go there and find out why Bavarians absolutely love Munich. Their descriptions are so much better than mine and they also can suggest some very nice spots around the city.
We are the unmistakable starving bunch that does not settle for the easiest option.
A refugee of its own labor.
No money, no “going steady”, no comfort zone. No patience.
We don’t do the expected.
We don’t do it for fame.
We rely on mercilessly discipline to create a method that works on duty.
It’s not just about creating something, it’s about connection.
It’s what we feel and channel through our perspective to the outside world.
We’re able to change passion for glory when the right moment arrives.
The power of hard work comes through beating out obstacles.
To face our fears and challenge ourselves.
To shake our soul. Focus keeps you aware of what you’re made of.
We do it for the love of creativity,
For the passion of self-expression,
To free our voice.