“I’m an actress, but I didn’t really want to wait around for roles and to be cast into things, so I started a theater production company. I wanted to create things I’m interested in. I’m currently working on a large project that will center on women’s issues.”
“Where does your inspiration come from?”
“I was in a relationship that went on much longer than it should have. When it ultimately ended, I saw a huge change in myself in terms of coming into my womanhood. I’m still trying to figure out what that means, and I’ve been having great conversations with other women my age and older about the idea of retraining women. A lot of old ideas have been recycled by our mothers and grandmothers and others for so long. As women, we are still giving ourselves restrictions and rules, and we don’t understand why we are doing it. Women get into and stay in relationships because they think it’s what they are supposed to be doing because, otherwise, they are going to be single, or they give themselves deadlines to get married and have kids and so on. And they settIe.
I see these patterns in women I know and even in myself, and I want to understand myself better and help other women understand themselves better. I know many women are going through similar things—body issues, insecurities, lack of self-respect, and self-love—and that plays into how we operate in our relationships and stay in them longer than we should without understanding why we are doing these things that don’t make sense.
I have some amazing women friends. They are intelligent, inspirational, kind, great people. But for some reason, in relationships, we make ourselves smaller as we don’t give ourselves the attention we deserve. I wonder how many people don’t realize how much potential they have to be amazing because they are giving another person all of their energy, when they should be giving some of it to themselves while still being kind and nice. I think it’s a lesson to learn rather than beating ourselves up about it.”
"1880’s Austrian women’s fencing team poses in the fencing style of sword and dagger."
From the website of Christopher L. Oberg:
"In the early 1900’s Fencing was chosen as an olympic sport featuring the three weapons we know today. Historical fencing styles featuring back sword, rapier and dagger ect. are no longer fashionable when compared to the modern olympic fencing games of foil, epee and saber.”