While the male body is private, the female body is political. While it is not a problem for men to sunbathe in public without a T-Shirt, Gabrielle Lebreton had to leave the playground with her 5-year-old son, because she refused to put on a bra or a T-Shirt. It really was a shock for me to learn that this happened in Berlin, Germany, in summer 2021!
I recently attended a congress about war grandchildren in Germany. This term is used for children of war children, roughly the generation born between 1960 and 1975. Their parents were children during the Second World War. The war grandchildren in Germany mostly grew up in a stable, relatively wealthy environment. They did not lack food, a warm bed, health care, or education. But they did lack emotional bonding.
It is my personal tradition to watch the yearly Academy Awards. In Germany, it was broadcast late at night. I was enjoying a nice sparkling wine, while excitedly watching the nominees arriving on the red carpet.
What do you see, when you look into the mirror? Has your perception of yourself in the mirror changed over time? Have you ever found yourself beautiful? Do you love yourself no matter what?
My interest in Historical Dance and Early Music brought me to intensive research of life in former centuries, especially the Renaissance and Baroque eras of the 17th and 18th century. To get an idea for my stage costumes I dived deep into the fashion back then.