Born in Portugal under the sun,
between the waves,
swimming in creativity.
Abruptly taken to Brazil,
to a gray and rainy city in the south,
the darkness began.
My soul grew hurt and angry...
Educated to serve men as a lesser being,
never feeling their valor was greater,
to express the power of women
became almost a survival tool.
Graduating in Drawing, Painting,
Fashion Design, and following that path
served the same purpose:
revealing the beauty and power of femininity.
Suddenly blessed in Portugal
by a sunny pregnancy,
giving birth to a girl, the cycle continues:
to draw, to paint, to write, to teach,
how divine it is to be a woman.