Sonnet XXVII | Pablo Neruda

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Lawrence Schiller while filming “Something’s Got To Give”, 1962

Naked, you are simple as one of your hands,
Smooth, earthy, small, transparent, round:
You have moonlines, applepathways:
Naked, you are slender as a naked grain of wheat.

Naked, you are blue as the night in Cuba;
You have vines and stars in your hair;
Naked, you are spacious and yellow
As summer in a golden church.

Naked, you are tiny as one of your nails,
Curved, subtle, rosy, till the day is born
And you withdraw to the underground world,

as if down a long tunnel of clothing and of chores:
Your clear light dims, gets dressed, drops its leaves,
And becomes a naked hand again.

—   Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XXVII

p.s. Εδώ μπορείς να ακούσεις τον Sting να απαγγέλει το παραπάνω ποίημα.

International Women’s Day | Ταινίες να δεις Απόψε

Αγαπώ πολύ τον κινηματογράφο. Όταν έκανα τις μεταπτυχιακές μου σπουδές στην Αγγλία παρακολούθησα ένα μάθημα φεμινισμού στα media και είδα αρκετές ταινίες στις οποίες πρωταγωνιστούσαν δυναμικές γυναίκες. Ένεκα της ημέρας θέλω να σου προτείνω 15 ταινίες που αξίζει να δεις. (Φυσικά η λίστα είναι πολύ μεγαλύτερη!)

1. All About My Mother | Todo Sobre Mi Madre (1999)

2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg | Les parapluies de CherbourgLes parapluies de Cherbour (1964)

3. The Hours (2002)

4. Hannah Arendt (2012)

5. Little Women (1994)

6. Frances Ha (2012)

7. Wadjda (2012)

8. The Piano (1993)

9. Antonia’s Line (1995)

10. Gone With the Wind (1939)

11. Brief Encounter (1945)

12. Mustang (2015)

13. Erin Brockovich (2000)

14. Juno (2007)

15. Thelma & Louise (1991)

Και σαν bonus δύο αγαπημένα animation με άκρως δυναμικές ηρωίδες – το πρώτο ταινία και το δεύτερο σειρά.

(α) Persepolis (2007)

(β) Daria (1997)

Inspiration | Influential Women (I)

Στις 8 Μαρτίου γιορτάζουμε την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Γυναίκας. Είναι μια μέρα που αφορά στα δικαιώματα των γυναικών – στη θέση μας στην κοινωνία. Ευκαιρία λοιπόν να μοιραστώ μαζί σου μερικές γυναίκες που θεωρώ πως αποτελούν θετικά πρότυπα για κάθε μια από εμάς εκεί έξω.

Σήμερα θα τις παρουσιάσω πολύ συνοπτικά, αλλά υπόσχομαι να γράψω χωριστά post για την κάθε μια ώστε να τις γνωρίσεις καλύτερα. Άφησε μου σε σχόλιο για ποια θες να μάθεις περισσότερα.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie by Patrick Demarchelier for Vanity Fair Magazine

We teach girls shame. Close your legs, cover yourself; we make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. As so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form.

– We Should All Be Feminists –


Frida Kahlo

The Life & Times Of Frida Kahlo (2005) dir. by Amy Stechler | Frida Kahlo from an unsent letter to Diego Rivera

source: Dial N for Noir


Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir photographed by Brassaï

If the feminine issue is so absurd, is because the male’s arrogance made it «a discussion».

– The Second Sex –


Gloria Steinem

Yale Joel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

 Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.


J.K. Rowling

Very early on in writing the series, I remember a female journalist saying to me that Mrs Weasley, ‘Well, you know, she’s just a mother.’ And I was absolutely incensed by that comment. Now, I consider myself to be a feminist, and I’d always wanted to show that just because a woman has made a choice, a free choice to say, ‘Well, I’m going to raise my family and that’s going to be my choice. I may go back to a career, I may have a career part time, but that’s my choice.’ Doesn’t mean that that’s all she can do. And as we proved there in that little battle, Molly Weasley comes out and proves herself the equal of any warrior on that battlefield.


Virginia Woolf

Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; but no Caesar, no Brutus, no Hamlet, no Lear, no Jaques –literature would be incredibly impoverished, as indeed literature is impoverished beyond our counting by the doors that have been shut upon women.

– A Room of One’s Own –


Emma Watson

Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom.


Αυτές ήταν και είναι μερικές απ’ τις γυναίκες της δημόσιας σφαίρας που με τη ζωή, το έργο και τον λόγο τους έχουν αποτελέσει θετικό παράδειγμα για εμένα. Είναι φεμινιστικά πρότυπα · και ναι, ο φεμινισμός δεν είναι βρώμικη λέξη. Μην το ξεχνάς.

Instagram Inspiration| Φλεβάρης 2017

Το Instagram είναι η εφαρμογή που χρησιμοποιώ περισσότερο από κάθε άλλη στο κινητό. Το ατέλειωτο σκρολάρισμα των φωτογραφιών με χαλαρώνει και με εμπνέει καθημερινά. Έτσι, και γι’ αυτόν τον μήνα συγκέντρωσα μερικές από τις αγαπημένες μου φωτογραφίες και σας τις παρουσιάζω. Αν κάποια σας αρέσει και εσάς, μην παραλείψετε να ακολουθήσετε το συγκεκριμένο account.

Enjoy & Keep Getting Inspired!

Life in Athens

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Signing off from NYFW with @farfetch. London, see you soon!

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Efi Anesti

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photo by @daviddoubilet .Clownfish are fearless fathers – they will defend their offspring with their life. This male Tomato clownfish, also called an anemonefish guards his eggs in Anilao, Philippines. After the female lays her clutch of eggs the male takes over parental care duties. He stays very busy removing dead eggs and debris that falls into nest and constantly aerating the nest to increase water movement around them. I look forward to sharing more images from inside the Coral Triangle while we work on @natgeo assignment in the Philippines. With @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ocean #clownfish #nemo #fatherhood #dad #parenting #coraltriangle #philippines for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet

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Constantine Belias

Suitcase Magazine

Caroline de Maigret

Maria Kofou – Travel Stories From My World

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Sea air 💙

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Moments in Film | Arrival (2016)

Language is the foundation of civilization: it’s the glue that holds the people together, it’s the first weapon drawn in a conflict.

Arrival (2016)