What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power and the power to abuse.
The fact that I am a writer comes from the experience of being cut away from my roots and living in Venezuela where I couldn’t find a place for myself for years and years.
In times of conflict war poverty or religious fundamentalism women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today.
I’m aware of the mystery around us so I write about coincidences premonitions emotions dreams the power of nature magic.
I was born in ancient times at the end of the world in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist – although the term had not reached Chile yet so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
I have more freedom when I write fiction but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the ‘message’ even if I am not even aware that there is one is conveyed better in this form.
I can promise you that women working together – linked informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
I am an American citizen and it is my home now. I like the U.S.A. which is not a place too many people have liked since Bush. The U.S. has a young population and everything can change within a year.
Giving women education work the ability to control their own income inherit and own property benefits the society. If a woman is empowered her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper the village prospers and eventually so does the whole country.
For real change we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.