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!.
Category: No fiction, femenine essay
Publication date: 1/5/2021
Format: 16 x 24 cm