Estos son algunos de mis párrafos favoritos del inspirador discurso que Nora Ephron dio en la Universidad de Wellesley en 1996: 

"Don't underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women and how many people wish we could turn the clock back. One of the things people always say to you if you get upset is, don't take it personally, but listen hard to what's going on and, please, I beg you, take it personally. Understand: Every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you. Underneath almost all those attacks are the words: Get back, get back to where you once belonged."
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Because you don't have the alibi my class had—this is one of the great achievements and mixed blessings you inherit: Unlike us, you can't say nobody told you there were other options. Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead. Twenty-five years from now, you won't have as easy a time making excuses as my class did. You won't be able to blame the deans, or the culture, or anyone else: you will have no one to blame but yourselves. Whoa."
"So what are you going to do? This is the season when a clutch of successful women—who have it all —give speeches to women like you and say, to be perfectly honest, you can't have it all. Maybe young women don't wonder whether they can have it all any longer, but in case any of you are wondering, of course you can have it all. What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. It will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. And don't be frightened: you can always change your mind. I know: I've had four careers and three husbands. And this is something else I want to tell you, one of the hundreds of things I didn't know when I was sitting here so many years ago: you are not going to be you, fixed and immutable you, forever."

"Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women. Thank you. Good luck. The first act of your life is over. Welcome to the best years of your lives."

4 Comentarios

  1. En serio, no sé cómo descubres a personas tan inspiradoras como Nora Ephon, Tavi Gevinson, Randy Pausch... pero gracias.

    (y por tu culpa -o la de ellos-, me voy a llenar el cuerpo de citas tatuadas, lo veo.)

    pd: ¿qué ha pasado con tu anterior blog? Ha desaparecido.

    1. No renové el dominio del blog, y al pasar a ser blogspot hay algunos links rotos, así que lo cerré. Pero en cuanto tenga un poco de tiempo los arreglo y lo vuelvo a abrir :)

      ¡Gracias a ti por pasarte!

  2. lo podías haber traducido porque en inglés ya hay un millón de sitios donde enontrarlo.

    1. Es verdad que es un discurso muy famoso, especialmente la frase del título (que a mí me gusta tanto que me la he grabado en un brazalete), pero lo he puesto porque me parece, aún a día de hoy, muy relevante y necesario. Por desgracia no tengo tiempo para traducirlo.

      Un saludo :)


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