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Bilingual: Mujeres en Acción/Women in Action



 “Mujeres en Acción” es una propuesta a todas aquellas mujeres latinas con múltiples objetivos. Mujeres en Acción será en un principio un espacio de encuentro o simplemente artículos para la declaración de sentimientos Hispanos. Un escenario para expresar opiniones o simplemente pensamientos concernientes a mujeres procedentes de países latinoamericanos en Estados Unidos.

  
En 1990 inicié mi trabajo con la organización alemana de cooperación técnica internacional, más conocida como GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, GIZ. Esta reconocida organización del Gobierno Alemán posee oficinas en diferentes países en via de desarrollo, y promueve proyectos de cooperación internacional para apoyar el crecimiento de grupos o sociedades menos favorecidas.
Uno de los proyectos en los que felizmente participé fue Equidad de Género, y cuando hablamos de Género en proyectos de equidad no nos referimos a la igualdad de mujeres y hombres pero sí a una igualdad de oportunidades para nuestro desarrollo. Sin embargo hay importantes consideraciones como el hecho de que las mujeres poseemos una marcada tendencia a la creatividad.



En lo concerniente a la mujer latina se evidencia una capacidad para trabajar sin límites en producción de objetos, ideas, y/o procesos utilizando herramientas y elementos tanto naturales como industrialmente procesados, combinando el uso de antiguos procesos de productividad y modernas tecnologías.
 
Para la mujer latina no hay paradigmas, sinembargo urge la necesidad de apoyo por parte de la sociedad (más mujeres) para poner nuestras creaciones al alcance del mundo para poner en manos de mujeres artistas elementos que faciliten la ejecució de sus ideas. Miles de latinas emprendedoras viven en Estados Unidos, trabajado por su cuenta muchas otras estan desaprovechando oportunidades por falta de información. 
Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek y Jennifer Lopez 
Ellas representan un ejemplo de nuestra belleza y talentos!! 
En el año 2000 me trasladé a Londres, Reino Unido. Allí me ví obligada a cambiar mi carrera e iniciar un nuevo curso de acción para mi vida que se mantuvo estable hasta hace 3 años cuando  felizmente me pude radicar en Estados Unicos, con nuevos proyectos pero igualmente productiva como toda latina!. En los lugares de  trabajo y sitios en donde he vivido siempre he encontrado apoyo y confort en la hermandad latina. Hoy, deseo seguir aprendiendo de mis hermanas latinas. Promover la unidad y disfrutar de nuestra compañía. 
En éste espacio espero ponerme en contacto con mujeres que deseen cambiar su propio mundo en cuanto al placer de diseñar (moda, artículos decorativos, accesorios, etc) o por el solo deseo de crear, hacer arte, entretenerse o con propósitos empresariales.
Mi corrreo electrónico es gabby@fabricmartfabrics.com, comentarios, ideas, opiniones, especialemnte necesidades serán escuchados. Mi madre dice, “Una sola golondrina no hace verano!!”

Un abrazo a mis hermanas Latinoamericanas y recuerden asi este nevando la alegria y disposición activa del vernano emana por nuestra piel.
~Gabriela (Gabby) ~


This blog post can be our own Women in Action space where Latin American women can meet to express their opinions and thoughts about Spanish women living in the USA. Let me tell you about myself.
In 1990 I worked for the non-profit, international organization GIZ, known as Gessellschaft für die Internationale Zusammenarbet. This is a German Government-owned organization with offices in different countries that help groups of people in need.
Gender Equality was one of the projects I most enjoyed. In the year 2000 I moved to London, UK. There I had to change my career and become stable in that work until I happily decided 3 years ago to move to the USA and settle down. Wherever I live and work, I always find a Latin American sisterhood  to help and comfort me. I came to America feeling passionate about uniting and creating fellowship among other Latin American women.
I have found that Latin American women use different kinds of resources, including natural and man-made resources to produce, transform and adapt old processes. For example, we do not pay much attention to fashion trends here. We often create our own styles. By doing this we need the support of other women to help and support us when designing and creating. There are thousands of Latin American women living in the USA that work by themselves and in result lose opportunities.

I hope to get in contact with women that want to change their world becoming designers (fashion, accessories, etc), or just for the sake of making art a hobby or for commercial purposes.
My email is gabby@fabricmartfabrics.com. You may ask me your questions about our materials and sewing projects. My mother use to say: One swallow doesn’t make a summer!”
A big hug for all my Latin American sisters. Keep it in mind that even when it is snowing the summer happiness comes out through our skin!
~  Gabriela (Gabby) ~


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