Blanca de Lizaur, PhD, MA, BA, Content specialist.

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DOMESTIC PROFESSIONS, a brief “dictionary” for media people

DOMESTIC PROFESSIONS, a brief “dictionary” for media people

For media people, Magazine
Our telenovela writers have gleefully decided to call nannies "governesses", without having the slightest idea what differentiates them. Their goal, quite laudable, is to encourage us to talk about them with more respect. To do this, in my opinion, we do not need to assault our language, but rather bear in mind they are human beings, and that we need them very much, in this world in which both the father and the mother are often forced to work out of the home. In the Judeo-Christian world, the domestic worker maintains a complex relationship with his employers, half professional, half familial. The obligations set out by Judeo-Christian religions for the employer of a domestic worker, are quite similar to those a head of family has regarding his relatives. In Spanish they were cal...
Everything YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR VOICE…, but couldn’t find whom to ask!

Everything YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR VOICE…, but couldn’t find whom to ask!

For everybody, Magazine, Editor's choice
Dedicated to Claudio Lenk (r.i.p.), Roxana Coll, Ignacio Cobeta, Víctor Osma, and Concha Doñaque. - I - Our voices have an almost magical power to attract or repel other people. And in many indigenous cultures –oral and rural ones, a person's voice is that person –it reflects their soul, their essence, their self. “There is no index of character so sure as the voice” (Benjamín Disraeli). For those of us who use our voices in our professional lives (teachers, actors, singers, salespeople, therapists, speakers, politicians, street vendors, receptionists, and many more), our voices are everything. We must educate them, mold them, and train them, lest –if we do not– we irreversibly damage or even lose them (nodules, polyps, edema, aphonia, dysphonia, etc.). Yet..., it is very difficul