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Madalena Lobao-Tello

"Fight for life, equality and freedom"

Peñaflor, Chile
female, age 112
divorced, 3 children
Painter and ceramist
Speaks: french, English as a 2nd Language, Portuguese, Spanish
Joined Jun 3, 2005

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Stop the Genocide in Gaza

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     The terms female genital cutting (FGC), female circumcision, and female genital mutilation (FGM) are all used to describe the practice of partly or totally removing portions of the external female genitalia.     
        The World Health Organization (WHO) condemns the practice of FGM as damaging to women both physically and emotionally. FGM is typically done without anaesthesia or antibiotics. This practise is agonizing, painful and extremely dangerous. Many girls die of haemorrhage, many have chronic infections that they last all life, as also many problems with childbirth, in the conjugal relationship and the menstruation. 

     Since the practice is premised on the notion that women’s bodies are inherently flawed and require correction, it does not respect women’s inherent dignity. Respect for women’s dignity implies acceptance of their physical qualities – natural appearance of their genitalia and their normal sexual function. Similarly, because female genital mutilation is an intervention into one of the most intimate aspects of a woman’s life, her sexuality, the practice violates her privacy rights. 
   It is a fundamental violation to the human rights and against women..

"...the genital feminine mutilation
is a topic that concerns men and
women who believe in the equality,
dignity of all the human beings without distinction of race, religion or ethnic identity. This problem shouldn't be regarded as the problem of a group or
of a determined culture, no matter it
is African, Muslim or Christian." 

                                  Sabrina Olivieri


    The death penalty is an attack against life. The physical pain caused by the act to kill and the psychological suffering caused by the previous knowledge of the proper death cannot be quantified. It is torture.    
     The capital punishment is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. It violates the right to life. It is the deliberate murder and the cold blood of a human being, for the state, on behalf of justice. The death penalty violates the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights and represents the total negation of the human rights.

Stop The Executions of Minors - Sign the petition today!

         Stop Child Executions


   VOTE and SAVE their life!

Every 3.6 seconds, one person dies of hunger. Most of the time this hunger is not caused by famine, but by disaster, war or the ravages of extreme poverty. Hunger is insidious; not only does it destroy
healthy bodies, but it starves communities of able-bodied workers and drives families deeper into poverty.

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                War is not a children game !

    We only will be able to concern the nature, to protect our animal brothers if you are able to concern the rights of our human brothers. And the life is an elementary right. 
   I don't worry about which has the reason in a war without reason in both sides.
    I don't defend states neither regimes but yes the rights of people, of men, women and children of both sides are my most important concern. 


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""No" to the project "Pascua-Lama" -
 "No" al projecto "Pascua-Lama"!

Ending Impunity for Violence against Women 


Women Human Rights Defenders

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 About my artwork
      In me there is  also the spirit of the navigators and Portuguese adventurers.
         Everything begins with the trip imposed starting from the old world, of  Portugal to the Discovered ones and to the colonies of Mozambique, in África, full with black ethnoses and of a splendid coloring.

       The distance between my made sleepy origins and that sudden awakening doesn't drain the endless question: Who am I ? experience this fabulous latitude mixing it with other lives, with other pains, with the purity of the color and the plot of mosaics to the one that they call Mestizo.
       I built Attitudes starting from my Latitudes.
       In these Latitudes I looked for the seeds of wild light that populate my paintings and ceramics.
      In these Latitudes I found the mestizos that inhabit my works . 

       My Latitudes and Attitudes and the mixture of Pain and Color with which I confronted myself during this course of life,  they determine my search of the Art inside the Human being, concretely inside the Being's Woman Universe.
       What I capture is, therefore, a trip inside of the spirit... to those "doors and windows of the soul", feminine territories of connection with the Life and the Divinity. 

       In these Latitudes, with my Attitudes and by means of the continuous Art looking for the Being's Woman experience
          Madalena Lobão-Tello 

"Biographical notes

      I was born in Gavião, in the Alentejo, Portugal, some time between the 2nd World War and the War in Iraq. I have 3 sons.
     Up until the age of 4, I lived with my family in Mozambique.    
In Mozambique, I grew and I developed as an artist and person, in a world where the suffering was, and is, ever-present - and yet is also a place full of colorful, fantastic forms, textures and lights. I fell in love more and more with those forms, colors and lights that opened before me in all their fullness and force.
I worked as a sketcher, cartographer and photo-interpreter in the Ministries of Agriculture and the Industry and Energy, well like in the Eduardo Mondlane University.

      Between 1984 and 1986 I lived in Nicaragua, where I felt deeply moved by the suffering and the poverty of its people contrasting with the strong colorful of Central America

     In 1986, I came to Chile, arriving the country which was still in the heat of the Pinochet dictatorship and I accompanied the people there in the difficult evolution to democracy. In this long and narrow strip of Earth, flood of resistances, in which colors of pastel tones predominate, I learned again how to live, and also to resist this self-imposed exile, but I do not very often accept the load of pain and solitude that accompany it.    
In 2000 in one stay in Portugal, moved by the solidarity and the gentility of my original country and by those who accompanied me at those moments, deeply sensitized by the beauty of the landscape, that I compare to a perfect naïf painting, and I was struck by the historical and cultural wealth present in each corner, seat, tile;  in the Ribeira, in the city of Porto, I discovered a world of beauty. The ceramics showed in all its present fullness and in all the spaces monopolizes my attention. They are other forms, colors, lights and textures. They are other pains…
From my return to Chile I knew in depth the meaning of the words deceit and solitude. Here I felt too much alone and wild.
 In Chile, free to go where I pleased, but prisoner of my memories, tired of the lack loveless ness, tired to feel run the minutes and the seconds; occult to the eyes of who I love, ignored for you, incapable of expressing all my tenderness, nauseated by a society that denies the love like value, on the brink of madness and suicide but incapable of committing it, I discover again the regenerative force of ceramics and the sculpture as a form of expression. To model my pieces reminds me the years of childhood, the freedom to enjoy nature and to unify myself with her, without barriers, without fear, with total confidence. As I belong to the Earth I become mud. I do not belong to this geographic place but uniting me to the mud, I try to put down roots to be able to feel at home.
The interminable search for my identity drove me to return to Mozambique in 2004, where I remain for nearly a year. The extreme poverty of the people of Mozambique, the tremendous corruption of their leaders, indifferent to the suffering of people, the narcissism of the dominant class, the dirt that is present in all the corners,  the violence and the fear that is ever-present in day to day life, drove me again to leave Mozambique. It was the encounter with my past and the end of a permanent homesickness of Africa.  I go away sure of not wishing to belong to this reality and finally conscious of my quality as a citizen of the world.

Madalena Lobão-Tello 

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Creative Women Social Network
I think that we are a network of very different women (and some different men too), all very creative and worried with which happens in the Art and in the World.
The planet is our territory and nothing in it is indifferent to us.
We are part of a whole and we demanded Equality, Freedom and Brotherhood (may be sisterhood) for all and each one of the inhabitants of the planet Earth.
We are different between us and in that is our wealth because each one of us contributes with a different glance from the equality. No one is owner of the truth but we all are dreamers and each one of us knows that a better world is possible.
I would like that this network be a place where we pruned ourselves to find women creatives ... or creative men, a place to engage in a dialog, to share, to dream...
In this network we will try to be able to live peacefully, with respect between us, creating art and peace when accepting that we are different but able to accept our diversity.
Creative Women Social Network

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Hometown Lisboa 
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Birthday Feb 01, 1902  
Languages french, English as a 2nd Language, Portuguese, Spanish  
About Me I am a visual artist, painter and ceramist. The fundamental subject of my work is woman, her life and fight.
I born in Portugal, I grow in Mozambique, Africa, where I lived the most part of my life and now I am in Chile. With all these distinct realities I belong of all parts of the planet and my home is the World.I am feminist and I am interested in defending the planet against its constant destruicion.
My favorite pets are cats and I love the nature.
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Pets Cats, Dogs  
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Agnostic  
Eating Habits Try and Eat Healthy, Chocolate - Lots of it, Coffee - Now!, Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me I am willd
My Philosophy I love the planet.
What Gives Me Hope Art and Peace
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Declare Peace
What/who changed my life and why My son Pedro
He is autist and have the sindrom of Lennox-Gastault. He show me the true means of love
What Bugs Me injustice, intolerance, arrogance, George Bush, hypocrisy, ignorance, cruelty, injustice  
Passions LIFE!!!, love, music, making a difference  
Inspirations love, life itself, friends, courage  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Violent people, ignorance, George W. Bush  
Role Models Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Jesus Christ, martin luther king jr, Nelson Mandela, John Lennon, Dalai Lama, Albert Einstein  
Quotation There are men who fight one day and are good, there are others that fight for a year and they are better, there are those who are fighting for many years and are very good, but there are those that fight all their lives, These are essential.” (Bertolt Brecht)
Interests Art/Design, Ecologie, Libraries, Music, Mythology / Folklore, Pets, Philosophy, Spirituality/Philosophy, Women's Studies  
Books The mists of Avalon, J.R.R. Tolkien, romance novels, spirituality, poetry  
Music all kinds, Gracias a la Vida  
Movies Out of Africa, Pretty Woman, Dances with Wolves, the Matrix, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Gone with the Wind, Forrest Gump, Casablanca  
TV Shows The Simpsons, x-files, Sex and the City, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods chocolate, coffee, chocolate  
Favorite Places my room, home, woods, the ocean, mountains  
Can't Live Without love, music, hope, nature, computer, coffee, chocolate, books, Art, friends, cats, trees  
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