Florence Peña made a high-impact photographic production with the aim of making visible and raising awareness about gender violence. Under the title “Not one more”, the actress was on the cover of the magazine People: her face was covered by the names of women who were victims of femicides so far in 2021, updated until press time.
“We are the cry of those who are gone. We are the voice of the girls who never came back. We are the strength of children who no longer have their mothers. We are fed up! They are killing us. And if they touch one, they touch us all. Hear our voice. We want each other alive. Alive, free and without fear. # NiUnaMás … You can get out of violence. I asked for help! Call 144, “the host wrote on her Instagram account.
This campaign generated a stir on social media and in the media with voices for and against. Upon learning of this controversy, Peña explained in his program Team flower the reasons that led her to participate in this production: “When I was summoned, we understood that we had to make this cause visible. Obviously many causes enlist me, but it was worrying me particularly and I decided to put my body as an actress, without wanting to put myself above anyone, doing what I know how to do ”.
With a broken voice and almost on the verge of tears, the Telefe host stated: “I am a great observer of reality, an empathetic woman, who affects me a lot about everything that is happening, who makes me very sad that there are women who die every day in Argentina. From my humble place as a social woman and an actress, I understood that it was good to put her body on ”.
“I think that battles are fought in all places,” said Florencia very excited. And he pointed out that he considered a good idea to send an awareness message from art. “When I do theater, I always feel that if someone leaves with something they didn’t bring, the mission of art is done. Art is subjective, Some can say that they do not like that cover …. They can all be true, I do not have the truth, but as an actress I played a woman who happened to that. And I swear to you that what happened to my body was what happened to me at that moment, I felt the terror ”.
In addition, the journalist Nancy pazos He reflected on this controversy and defended his partner for having encouraged to participate in this campaign. “On your face you have the names of all the girls who had died up to the time of production. There are 58 femicides so far this year … ”, said the panelist.
Then, he pointed out that we are living “a moment of deconstruction of society” and that it is interesting to carry a message through an artistic manifestation so that many people make gender violence visible. “There are those who also criticize this … It is good to basically tell them that each one from their place does what they want and what they can,” he said. Later, she referred to the women who demonstrated against this production: “Girls, we are in the same fight, we are talking about the deconstruction of all of us.”
Finally, Florencia assured: “There are no absolute truths, we are trying to raise awareness, that women get out of the circles of violence. We have to talk to all of them … I am very respectful of grassroots feminism, of the women who go out to fight and raise their voices for many more years than I have done. Because I always felt like a feminist woman in the way I behaved, because I have done everything I ever wanted. But we need to give voice to those women who don’t have it ”.
If you suffer gender violence or know a victim, call 144: it is free and they are open 24 hours a day.
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