A woman of her times

The greatest conquest of mankind happens each time a person achieves the conquest of themselves. 


Los colores de la Quebrada Tres Cruces, Jujuy, Argentina
The Quebrada’s colours
Tres Cruces, Jujuy, Argentina

“Allow me to expand on this, if only in the passing. Simply said, a hundred years before, the number of women composers was quite small, and they were absolutely frowned upon by most of the population.”

La Querencia Veterinaria Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
La Querencia Veterinaria
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

The same happened in poetry, and at least in many countries, the word poetess was disdainful, and was used to point to those dumb women who wasted their time with writing about tacky romantic silliness. That is why I prefer to refer to myself, in that context, as a person who aspired to become a poet.”

Callejones de Humahuaca Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
Humahuaca’s alleys
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

“My grandmother was a great violinist. Since she was very young, she excelled to the point in which she was recognized as a virtuoso of her art, who, technically, had achieved an incomparable level. Of this, there are no doubts whatsoever. But, more importantly, my grandmother was a great person. A woman of her times, a visionary, opening new horizons for the rest of the women. And, my grandfather, was at the same time, a great man, always conscious of the important role he was performing and unconditionally supportive of the change in his times and of his wife.”

Entre espinas Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
Between thorns
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

 

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