Clarissa

“If we don’t talk about what’s happening then we’re letting it happen”, says María Elena Lavaud, author of CLARISSA – a novel of domestic violence inspired by true events. After 24 long years, Clarissa has found a way to move past all the abuses and aggressions she had received from both her husband and all the men at courthouses who helped him. The Spanish version has become a play in Miami with overwhelming acceptance from the audience and it has won the International Latino Book award. This resilient story is now available in English for those sensible readers who would like to contribute by sharing the concerning matter that every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman is abused.

Buy the paperback: CLARISSA

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I am… a bit Cuaima, and… So what?

Be the faithful wife or girlfriend who teaches that her area is respected, in the same way that she respects the area of her husband or boyfriend, within the limits of cordiality, communication and fide

lity. That is learned and taught! How? With patience, tolerance and a lot of intelligence: that’s what I call a bird eating on the palm of your hand!

Be the star of your interpersonal relationships and at the same time, be humble in accepti

ng your defeats and triumphs. To take advantage of that learning and put it into practice for later effects, this is resilience.
In other countries, of course, it is not in his word the term: Cuaima, but men’s aptitude to women is universal and there are likely to be various ways of expressing their discontent when their wife behaves differently than he expects.

Today, women are synonymous with intelligence, perseverance, constancy, struggle, dynamism, love, freedom and if someone says: You are a cuaima! You must respond with pride: “I am Cuaima, so what?

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