Find out what it takes to start to get a documentary film off the ground when you’re a mother of four who uses all the inspiration of her love for Paris to transform her life for the better. The journey has only just begun!… Read More “The Feminine Revolution” Documentary Backstory
This first podcast episode raises a voice up on self silencing, the impact it has on our life, external factors we’ve internalised which cause stress and how we can shift this self sabotaging behaviour in order to achieve a sense of empowered freedom. My guest on this episode is my dear friend and healer, Yolla. We… Read More Women Breaking Through the Cycle of Self-Silencing- Ep 1: with Yolla Kalos
The danger of still life art on an empty stomach… Read More Art Museum Hunger Tours
Zoom conversations with Bolivians on Twitter, discussing how to create apolitical unity in Bolivia … Read More Creating Unity Between Bolivians
Quenie in Paris out for a walk with some friends & sharing some laughs. Your support network during tough times such of a global health pandemic are so important. Prior to Paris going into quarantine, exercise was a great way for people to keep their spirits up!
One Mother’s Story For Women’s Empowerment Via Paris… Read More Filming ‘The Feminine Revolution’
Sharing some ongoingly updated gems from my personal library … Read More My Reading List
No matter how long you’ve been self-silenced or silenced by others, it’s never too late to speak your soul into life. Imagine who you could genuinely be.… Read More The Sabotage of Women’s Self-Silence
When an Instagram feed leads you to your next plate experience… Read More Cafe Latte
Why watch when you can binge? Noteworthy series I’d recommend.. … Read More Small Screen Top Choices
Iconic as far as cake shops in Melbourne go. Truly THE Monarch.… Read More Monarch Cakes
During lockdown my intense passion for nature and gardening was magnified. Our garden became my sanctuary. Each nook became filled with it’s own energy as I surrendered to my daily routine of cultivating all the plant babies.… Read More Mother Earth’s Healing
If not now, then when? With over 2 million podcasts online, it seems that if you haven’t tried it by now you probably never will. Before it’s too late this blog will also raise its voice and add to the rich diversity on the sound waves.… Read More Intro Podcast Trailer
The covid19 quarantine has certainly made for a disconcerting ride. Ten weeks of staying at home so far. Ten weeks of trying to stay safe. Ten weeks of increasing germophobia paranoia, over the global escalation of rules, lives lost, lives fought for by underfunded medical teams. On the micro level, ten weeks of watching my… Read More Covid19 Rollercoaster Rolling for a 7
Melbourne is a city spoilt for choice when it comes to life’s delicacies and delights. Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is no exception. With hundreds of retailers and dozens of designers’ latest textile offerings to peruse, admire and purchase, the week will fly by. It was an honour to be invited by fashion designer Susan Dimasi… Read More Melbourne Heritage Couture: Material By Product
When I woke up in this dream called Paris I become another version of my Australian/Bolivian self. In this world I wear colors I would never dare to in Oz. Hot pinks, bold reds. Everything that enters this dream is perfect. Like musical notes on a scale which find their place. From the sentiments of… Read More Paris as a Blossom of Feeling
The Blonde Indian, is a documentary which I’m producing, that follows the chronicles by Bolivian photojournalist Samy Schwartz, as filmed by Samy, of an indigenous march to protect rainforest homelands. This foot march began on August 15, 2011 and took several months to complete. It started in the rainforests of Tipnis, Bolivia and culminated in the… Read More Samy Schwartz – The Blonde Indian
Whether you’re a tourist or not, it’s fun to ride with your very own peloton of bike riders! It didn’t even matter that I wore a slightly impractical dress. Fat Tire Tours in Paris do a great job of keeping everyone safe, informed, healthy and happy riding through the gorgeous city at a leisurely pace.… Read More Fat Tire Tours – Paris
Core Concept~ Passionista Femme International focuses on women’s voices and perspectives not echoed in the mainstream media. It’s an emerging platform for empowering, positive cross cultural communication. Passionista Femme International covers the culture of the heart and the art of culture. The belief that the diverse expression of human beings is beautiful and that we… Read More Mission Statement
The truth is, that shopping in Paris is a delight because there are few ways you can go wrong. Whether you bought a necklace at an exclusive address, a flea market or at an out of the way, down a little side street jewellery store, the result is the same. Like diamonds worn with jeans,… Read More Parisian Chic City Guide
Escribo estas palabras, a horas de que empiece la votación del referendum para cambiar la constitución en Bolivia, y decidir si Evo Morales puede ser re re re elegido. Viendo lo que esta sucediendo en Bolivia me parte el alma. He pasado la mayor parte de mi vida afuera de Bolivia, pero no soy una… Read More SI o NO Bolivia?
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A one stop go to page, for cross cultural news, lifestyle, politics, fashion,promoting gender harmony… Read More The Passionista Femme International Facebook Page
There’s absolutely nothing I like about winter. Dark, grey skies, chapped lips, the bone chilling cold, the various stages of rain, winds, hail and lately snowy conditions are simply too bleak. My body is not responding well to it at all. Added to that is getting sick with a cold, my kids getting sick, work… Read More Cold Snap Zara Sales
Bastille Day, or any day that celebrates France for that matter, is a day I feel intense joy for, second only to my children’s birthdays. Much could be written about why and how this day is honoured, but nothing can do it justice. For my part, I’ll keep it brief.. France is to a woman… Read More Bastille Day 2015
Mother’s Day celebrations evoke different sentiments around the globe in the quest to honour those who have given their life to give life. In my home country, Bolivia, Mother’s Day is both a celebration of gratitude to present day mothers with the usual fanfare of flowers, chocolates, cards etc, and one of gratitude to the… Read More Bolivian Mother’s Day, a fight for Independence
The popularity of cooking shows, the emergence of “master” chefs, celebrity chefs, wanna be chefs has become the norm in our popular culture, and I get it, I totally get it, food is delicious, what’s not to like. But, where are the shows about people who hate cooking? As I sit here it’s lunchtime and… Read More A Mystery Ingredient?
I had avoided getting caught up in the frenzy of the book release for 50 Shades of Grey, mainly because I prefer reading non-fiction. However, I’ve not managed to stay clear of the film’s release. So it’s entirely upon this film version that my critique rests. My curiosity was incited mainly due to the furor against… Read More 50 Shades of Cinderella
My intense love for France is something I could never apologise for, much less explain. It just is. In moments when the topic comes up, it renders me vulnerable and exposed. There is no other topic which enlivens me more. The sheer desire drawing me to it sends my head in a spin to which, as a Francophile,… Read More Confessions of a Francophile
Everyone likes a “rags to riches”, “success against all odds”, “swept off her feet by a prince” story. Most people want to be associated with that. Most would feel proud to know such a person and be sure to name drop whenever they can. And for those who don’t know them, but meet them, a… Read More Walk With Me
On January 26 Australians awaken to exclamations of happiness and expectations for happiness. This is soon followed by remembrance of the effect of this devastating historical date on the indigenous peoples of this land prior to British settlement. Whilst in some sectors that feeling will linger, in others it will be washed aside with a… Read More Defining Happiness on Australia Day
Have you ever had one of those weeks when life becomes not so much about how you deal with stress triggers, as much as that the bastard triggers seem to be doing 3000 rounds per minute, M134 Gatling gun style? In such cases it’s normal to exhaust the usual coping mechanisms before the body decides… Read More Transcendence at Gym? No Sweat
A fairly reserved teenager, i pretty much didn’t date through most of highschool, until my last year, when a boy i liked told me my lips were “too fat”, and it was said not at all in a complimentary way. 2 little words uttered by thin anglo celtic ones which stayed with me for a… Read More Fatal Red
So I’m at the supermarket with 2 of my kids and this woman in her late 70s bumps into me, we apologise to each other for it and she starts talking about how she’s shrinking to the kids and how unfair it is to get older. They giggle. We carry on. aisle 4: … Read More Price Check on Wisdom
Few worlds are more escapist than film or fashion. Time and even logic are sometimes suspended all for the creation of an alternate reality that is easily accepting of excesses of the imagination. Through these dreamscapes everything is possible so long as it accentuates a desired aesthetic effect or moves the story into new directions.… Read More Winter 2013 a la Bonnie and Clyde
As the life of the greatest man of our generation, is precariously on the line, I recall the incredible day when I shook his hand. That same hand which he would hold up, fist clenched and raised and you could hear Mayibuye i Africa! coming from his eyes almost with a faint echo of the joyous… Read More Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 46664
It wasn’t a particularly warm day, but at the altitude of 4058 mt above sea level, the sun in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, burns strongly on your skin. I was hot, hungry and getting flustered with the cholita women who kept hiding from me as i approached to take their photo. In their belief system… Read More Becoming Visible
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
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