Uncomfortable woman

In these series of essays, Vanessa Rosales Altamar gathers experiences and reflections that arise from her most genuine questions on what it means to be and experience the world as a woman, always with an incisive tone that appeals to a sense of uncomfortable questioning. The writing found here blends topics such as romantic love, the “great female renunciation”, the father figure, aesthetics, Catholicism, the Caribbean and everything that has forged her critical thinking and mesmerizing prose. This is a beautiful compilation of an unceasing quest for her place in the world, one which has been sought out in spite of the intimate but also the public and common obstacles shared by many women.

I applaud you, Vanessa Rosales, and celebrate your personal and scholarly mission to explore the ill-fitting, pinched, and troublesome role “the feminine” so often plays in our lives. Discomfort, after all, is the path to both discovery and change. From one uncomfortable woman to another, I say to you, Bravo!.

Data sheet
Category: No fiction, femenine essay
ISBN: 978-958-5404-60-1
Publication date: 1/5/2021
Extent: 421
Format: 16 x 24 cm

Author´s biography

Vanessa Rosales Altamar.
Writer and cultural critic from Cartagena, Colombia. She majored in History from the University de los Andes in Bogotá, studied journalism with the Argentinean newspaper La Nación, and she has an MFA in Fashion Studies from Parsons The New School for Design, in New York.

Rosales has specialized in the history and theory of style and aesthetics from a feminist perspective and has also studied women’s history as well as the social constructions of all things deemed feminine. She is also the author of the book Mujeres vestidas (Dressing Women, 2017) and produces a popular podcast also titled Mujer incómoda (Uncomfortable Woman). She is a columnist for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador, and has written and contributed with other media such as CNN Style, The Business of Fashion, Vogue Latin America, Cromos, Americas Quarterly, Arcadia, BBC Mundo, Contexto Media, VICE, Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters, among others.”