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Discover Ángel Expósito’s feminist grandmother and her twelve other superheroines

To journalist Ángel Expósito, presenter of Flashlight from COPE, station listeners know him as the one who says good night to them. His resume also includes tasks as a columnist, reporter, special envoy and video blogger.

a lot of people appear around. And they are also those superheroes, about whom we talk very little, but that is part of our complexes.

What I like about the book is that you give a voice to those who don’t have one.
The thing is that two things are true in this journalism, which sends noses that must be remembered. First, you have to be in the places. This interview we are doing would not come out the same if it were over the phone. That’s how you’re looking at me because you see the tone, you see the eyes, you believe it or not…

And second, politicians and journalists feed each other excessively and there are many people much more important than politicians and journalists. We give too much importance to the discussion, when basically it is an opinion article with five guys at the same time.

Therefore, I am much more interested in the analysis of Ukraine that nuns give me than in the analysis of Ukraine that a minister gives me. I’m very sorry, you have to have the minister, of course, but I’m much more interested in that.

I am much more interested in the analysis of the crisis that Pilar Aural, the lady of the Yellow Duck in Villaverde, gives me than the analysis that Nadia Calviño gives me, I have to have Nadia Calviño, of course, but those seem much more real to me. characters and of course, they are those who usually do not have a voice.

Tell me something about your grandmother that you haven’t told in the book, other than that she cooked very well.
Yes, their famous eggs with bechamel, what today would be Villaroy eggs… Do you know what happens? that she died of breast cancer when I was 14 or 15 years old and, of course, there are many things that I don’t remember. And my mother also died a few years ago.

Maybe his other children, the few that are still alive, are not very clear either, because they are already very old, obviously. But I don’t remember anything else that isn’t in the book… I asked my brothers too, and together we all made a collage.

When I saw the photo of your grandmother, I was surprised that she has that strong elegance that our grandmothers generally had, which comes from within…

Two things, one, age, and two, dignity. Age. You see the photo, and my grandmother at that time was 50-something, and she is like today a 90-year-old woman. The thing is, a guy my age, 58 years old, at that time, was an old man!

But they looked better, even though they were dressed in black… My grandmother never had a swimsuit! They would go to the beach with their summer robes and they would get into the sea with their sleeves rolled up, the wave would come, they would get a little wet and they would come out… Now, when you are at your best, you are 50-something years old.

The image of age shows how much and well this country and this world have evolved. And then, dignity. That look, that dignity, without knowing how to read and write… she is an empowered woman of those who says: “Nothing gets in my way.”

Neither hunger, nor misery, nor war, nor dictatorship, which is what there was in his time. Therefore, the dignity and change and evolution of age is what draws my attention to that photo as well.

In this time of instagramer or tiktoker posture, in which people look too much in the mirror, we need to remind our own daughters of these examples as well.
It’s just that when we talk about remembering history and not forgetting the story and looking back at recent history and such, that’s what it’s for. We shouldn’t even forget our family. And in our daily life as a tiktoker or tweeter we are forgetting it, it is a disaster.

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