Here in Tangier, Morocco, I met an incredible artist who is literally changing lives around her. The very first time she told me about her involvement with 100% Mamans, an organization defending castaway single mothers and their children, I felt compelled to be a part of it too… I asked Itaf to tell her vision about getting involved for human rights, for the rights of women here in Morocco, of how a simple action can make a whole world of difference. On this International Women’s Day, here are her words, powerful and so inspiring, an example of how we can all #PressForProgress.
– Miss Isabel
“How do you change what surrounds you?” did you ask me. You propelled me in a roundtrip inside and out, the others, myself… and the answer I found seemed vain.
And so I asked myself the question in a different way. What motivates me when I undertake something, anything, that involves others? To share a vision of a world that invites us to interact freely with our illusions, our joys, our fulfilling yet elusive utopias. For a moment, brief or eternal, dweller of our imagination. The world of creativity…
One day, we discover it in us, inside a memory where so many universes overlap one another, where dreams and reality are one. The circus and the kid in me… one of my most beautiful emotions… Shivers, joys, illusions, and dreams… In this ludic and enchanting microcosm… dream of a faraway place where everything has to be invented without any rules. The desire to share all those illusions is what built a part of my games and my fictions, in which I love losing myself the time of a joyous spasm. Then comes a movie, music, an image, a special someone… So many worlds to explore. To share these feelings and to invite others to wake theirs motivates my involvement.
Then comes a smile, faith in the power we have to offer ourselves a moment of intensity outside the sphere of what we know, the discovery of this unknown part of us where we can flee to give a reason to everything else.