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25 Reasons to Love Your Mom Like Nobody Else in the World

Happy Mother’s Day Peeps! To celebrate those lovely and unique beings, I wanted to share with you all something a little more unusual. I do not feel like there is a need of a specific day to celebrate my mother, but it still nice to be reminded to take her for granted. My mother is a warrior; she has been there since day one, and even though I literally, physically and mentally put her through hell since then, she never gave up on me and loved me so deeply I can’t even understand. She is the one who gave birth to me, who went through pain, horror, doubts and fear for me; she is the one who fed me, who taught me how to walk, who later taught me to believe in myself, who supported me and showed me that everyone is unique and that nobody is worth more than somebody else. She taught me that hard work pays, that ambition would lead me to do everything I wanted, that self-love is the essential and …

The Hidden Truths Behind “Beauty & the Beast” Enchanting Disney Story

I am speechless. Dazzled. Enchanted. Astonished. I am indeed a feminist, who loves fairy tales. And Emma Watson. I love the fantasy, plot and romance of those stories. Mixing all those ingredients together, it might end up being quite difficult to be fair and sincere while talking about feminism in Disney movies. I’ve heard so many things about how Beauty and the Beast was breaking away from the gender bias, removing what’s been a very delicate subject in the animated movies industry (talking about its daring sexual inclusivity here) as well as finally empowering its female heroine, that I was both excited and intrigued to see its premiere, just to verify my beliefs and the many rumours. After watching it, I admit going straight to bed, simply to keep the dream alive and find sleep on those enchanting tunes and wonderful pictures. The day after, trying to make a little research for this article, I came across things I’ve never thought I would come across. There was, among all the virtual ink that movie has …

Why the Smartness & Tenacity portrayed in “Hidden Figures” will empower you like Nothing before

I am going out of my comfort zone. Me who like to talk about food, yoga and wellness in general, I am trying to inspire you channelling other sensations within you. The heat of tenacity, strength, togetherness and activism. Do not only give me the benefit of the doubt, but try to reflect upon what’s following, trying to take as much as you can from it; simply so that you can be empowered, too. What comes in mind when thinking about historical movies focusing on brilliant minds, we can expect, as Lenika Cruz puts it in The Atlantic, “a tale of ego”. Films like The Theory of Everything or The Imitiation Game do talk about those scientists’ struggles as individuals, but frame their lives as inaccessible – a genius that we, people, cannot even fancy. Hidden Figures sets apart as it is not a film of ego, but of brilliance. It’s a story of tenacity, willpower, strength and struggle; even though there is a little glorification of those characters, there’s no such thing as individual …