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“What a nice girl”
“What a pretty girl”
“What do you want to do when you grow up?”
I remember that when I was little I wanted to be an astronaut. I believe that sometimes I replied astrologist, but I meant Astronaut.
My mum always tells that there was no way to make me play with dolls: I was a Lego girl.
Red, blue and yellow: these three colors were enough to build a world.
With my dad I would build sandcastles on the beach, in Sardinia. They were true works of art. One time we even took part in a sandcastle competition.
That we tragically lost.
Basically, already as a kid I was a little, annoying as f**k, engineer.
And yes, I would have absolutely loved a book like this.
A gift for Women’s Day: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is an idea of two Italian women: Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.
100 biographies of famous women: artists, writers, scientists and sportswomen who fight and have fought to assert their personality and their view of the world.
100 colored and illustrated portraits made by 60 artists from all over the world.
100 true stories to be inspired by.
100 fairytales that are no fairytales at all.
A publishing sensation that managed to raise more than a million dollars in just 28 days on Kickstarter, for a total of one million and three hundred thousand dollars from April to October, 2016.
In the next few days Elena and Francesca will be touring around Italy to tell stories of rebel girls, the perfect gift for Women’s Day.
You can find them here:
- March, 8th at 6.30 p.m., TEDx Stazione Tiburtina (Live Streaming on Freccia Club)
- March, 9th at 6.30 p.m., Libreria Rizzoli, Milano, with Luciana Littizzetto
- March, 13th at 6 p.m., Feltrinelli in Firenze with Paola Zannoner, Anna Meacci and the vice president of Regione Toscana Monica Barni
- March, 14th at 5 p.m., Sala Cooperativa Social Koiné, Arezzo
You can follow them on Facebook to find out all the other events.
Happy International Women’s Day.
Truth be told, I wanted to tell you that to this day when I’ve got a temperature I still watch Cinderella. BYE.
Le sorelle Brontë | Elisabetta Stoinich
Frida Kahlo | Helena Morais Soares
Hilary Clinton | Justine Lecouffe
Jane Goodall | Emmanuelle Walker
Zaha Hadid | Noa Snir
Rita Levi-Montalcini | Cristina Amodeo