Category : Empowerment
Subtheme Self-improvement through experience
Mexico City, January 2018, 133p. Letter size.
Fund: DEMAC. Series: DEMAC Awards 2017-2018 Para mujeres que se atreven a contar su historia.
Reference Source: Pulido, Belkys. “I am” in Soy. La música mi vida; mi vida y la música. Levantando las alas. México, DEMAC, 2019, p. 12-130.
Belkys Pulido narrates various stages of life, from her childhood in Cuba, where she was born five years after the start of the Cuban revolution. In adolescence, her world was marked by shortcomings, reason why she had to overcome several challenges to survive. The daily atmosphere of lack of freedom of the Castro regime is reflected in her autobiographical narrative.
Her taste for reading and devoting herself to scenic oral narration led to a trip to Mexico to participate in the first Meeting of Orality and Culture. It is in this country where she found love, she married and her two daughters were born. She recognizes herself as a woman with strong will, as her grandparents’, and with the character to move forward. Being a “storyteller” keeps her in touch with the child population.
Keywords: character, Cuban revolution, empowerment, freedom, lacks, migration, overcoming through experience, pdf, reading, scenic oral narration, storytelling, teacher, will