Since International Women’s Day, (which was the 8th of March 2019), I’ve been sharing one interview a day.
To celebrate them, I’ve interviewed the women in my life to share their perspective on things. I included parents, siblings, cousins, aunties and even friends.
It’s no secret that we live in a male-dominated global culture and women are often at the shorter end of the stick, especially when they are more than capable to do what men can do in society, and often more! People are people, regardless of gender.
The coin does flip both ways so I look forward to doing one for the guys too.
Today’s interview is with a special lady I met in Zimbabwe. She had come over to spend six months improving her English (yes, in Zimbabwe, where the language is indeed widely spoken). We got on very well and thus began a beautiful relationship. Meet Raquel…
Be proud of the woman you are. Make your wishes come true… The secret is to believe in yourself, then the magic really starts to happen
Interviews coming each day for a month so make sure to subscribe, options found to the right or in the menu above, (or at the very bottom on phone browsers).
I’ve asked all the ladies the same questions and this is what they had to say…
Current location: Madrid, Spain
Born in: Barcarrota, Badajoz, Spain
What makes you a woman?
Well, my physiology makes me a woman. In this sense, I am so sensitive – not just because I am a woman, hehe. I also like to feel comfortable with my look, and to dress well.
Who is one of the women you respect the most and why?
Well, firstly my grandmother, she is great and she teaches me a lot about values in this life. Moreover, she is very positive and much younger inside and I love it. On the other hand, I really appreciate the hard working women with families and with jobs… I don’t know how they manage these two!!!
If you were a man, what do you think life would be like as compared to now?
As a guy, I think life would be more simple and I would feel more confident in some ways.
What do you struggle with the most in life?
Well I am so happy with myself just now. A lot of work to be done within although I’ve had a lot of experiences.
I don’t like people who use others just as a means to get ahead. Unfortunately, it’s happening a lot. I like honest people who make life easier for others and who make people smile.
What do you enjoy the most in life?
I like the Little things… I love surprises and spending time with people with light and good energy. A glass of wine, a sunset and a good chat, or just “feeling” things that make me want to dance… You know hehe! Plus I love reading, engaging in real conversations and when life is in flow.
What one thing would you like to tell all the women out there?
Be proud of the woman you are. Make your wishes come true… The secret is to believe in yourself, then the magic really starts to happen.
What one thing would you like to tell all the men out there?
I think men are lucky because things are simpler in a good way and in a number of ways. They should try more to support the ladies as a family and as workmates.
What is your dream?
Easy! My dream is to continue living life as a gift everyday, and I would like to find someone to keep “tasting” life with, to share the magical times with. Well… Maybe, to get a chef boyfriend who can “make my foodie ideas real” hehehe!
Anything else you’d like to add?
I would like to say that one of the best things to happen to me was to live in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This trip helped me a lot to have another view of life. There, I learnt to live and appreciate “every day” to say yes to the spontaneous things and take in every moment as if it was the last thing in my life. To meet you Ryan was so important in my life and I am so happy to be interviewed by you and having you in my life.
Check out Raquel’s cool foodie blog here
Thanks Raquel xo
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