Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Amazing Women

Every day we get closer and closer to the end of the program. I know it’s pessimistic to think that way, but it’s true.

Today was exhausting. I didn’t even stay up that late, but the blinds are broken in our room, so no sunlight gets in the room in the morning, and my roommate and I always sleep in, leaving us tired. I was falling asleep in class today, but I had to remember to prepare for my Amazing Woman monologue tomorrow. I will be presenting a monologue pretending to be Tamora Pierce, my favorite author. She got me into reading, into fantasy literature, and her books always feature strong heroines.

I am not exaggerating when I say her books have a huge influence on who I am today. She taught me to be strong and confident in my femininity, and not be struck down by gender barriers, as her heroines often break down the traditional gender roles.

So I’m excited to be doing my monologue on her, and showing the class something about one of my favorite women, and favorite authors.

Also, the end of the Action Plan gets closer and closer every day. I’m still working out a few kinks in mine (such as the right charity to get in contact with, as I can’t remember the name of the charity I learned about in Peru, and I may not be able to help the specific area I wanted to). Still, it’s incredible that this program is even giving me the ability and chance to do something like this, so soon after I had my life-changing experience in Peru. I never would have thought to do this without this class.

Well, like I said, I’m exhausted, and it’s time for me to get to bed.

Presentation tomorrow. I want to be well-rested!

1 comment:

  1. Mariana,

    I hope your presentation goes well. Any person who can inspire you to read has to be an amazing woman.

    You’ll have to tell us how your presentation goes.

    I would also love to read more about the specifics of your Action Plan and how you plan to implement it.