My M ❤ The bold force of nature who spent her life highlighting and fighting for the most oppressed, most vulnerable.
My L is the Mexican author (and also a politician! as I found out while researching on her before making the portrait) Laura Esquival. I read her magical book “Like Water for Chocolate” two years ago and just this summer watched the magical movie that is based on it (the screenplay for which was also… Continue reading Laura Esquivel
My K ❤ Like many non-Malayalam readers, I got acquainted with her first through her autobiography…it might be one of the first truly feminist writing I had seen until then. I loved it so much, I made my mother sit down so I can read parts of it to her- ultimate sign of a book’s… Continue reading Kamala Das
The 10th portrait in the Writerly Women series, and my J. 🙂 I am reading her biography by Tracy Daugherty- “The Last Love Song”. I wish I didn’t have such a compelling need to know more and more about the people I admire, because you never know what you’ll find- inspiration or disappointment. And why… Continue reading Joan Didion
My I. 🙂 I love her!
Hannah Arendt, the Jewish American political theorist, is my H in the Writerly Woman series. She was born in Hanover, Germany and died in New York City, and in between she thought and wrote on such pertinent issues as power and totalitarianism.
Letter G! I knew what I was going to make for some of the letters before I even started doing my A. This was one of them. And yeah yeah, you might say that she is really more of a journalist than a writer, but she has been writing words for decades, and those words have… Continue reading Gloria Steinem