When having the consciousness awakened, feminism becomes a necessity, because feminism is only a synonym for equality in the gender field. It is simply wanting men and women to be born equal in dignity and rights, in opportunities and with the freedom they need to choose their roles within society.
"How is it that I was not a feminist from birth? How is it possible, even though being surrounded by so many women who have marked and guided me on the way, who have taught me with actions and examples what courage, strength, determination and, above all, the power of women is all about?" These are the questions that Laura Martínez, a 31-year-old Colombian woman asks herself when reflecting on the moment she embraced feminism. Thus, 10 other women from different parts of Latin America ask themselves the same question, looking for the moment (or moments) in their lives when they recognized themselves as feminists, changing forever their way of thinking.
“I Was Not a Feminist" features stories, accompanied by inspiring illustrations from Chilean, Mexican and Spanish authors, with the purpose of helping us to digest each story from the sensations and not only from the cognitive aspect. They are stories that continue to be written, because we have a lot learn and unlearn on this path. In them there are many common topics: restlessness or discontent, emotional dependence, professional frustrations and challenges. But something that is present in all the stories, is the inspiration that comes from other women. It seems that the motto is true: to start a feminist revolution you only need one female friend.