María De Quesada talks to us about “La Niña Amarilla”.
Our entry today has a yellow tint, like the dream that Maria De Quesada had, which became the inspiration for the title of her book. We want to talk today about our interview with her about “La Niña Amarilla, relatos suicidas desde el amor” (“The yellow girl, suicide stories from a loving perspective). The project started when, as part of her personal process, María decided to tell her experience with suicide and add it to those of other survivors.
“Quiero cruzar al otro lado del miedo y contar tu historia y la de todas las niñas amarillas. La mía y la de todos los niños amarillos.” (” I want to cross to the other side of fear and tell your story and the story of every yellow girl. My story and that of every yellow boy.” ) On her website https://laninaamarilla.com/, María De Quesada, uses this sentences to encourage those who have survived similar experiences to be part of her project by telling their stories. The journalist and Yoga teacher presented her project last June, and since then, she has gathered more than twenty testimonies through her website.
Sharing a common goal.
The initial project of publishing a book, has evolved into something bigger. Besides her goal of echoing the survivors´ voices in her book, she wants to use other spaces, as for instance her Social Media, to give visibility to the matter of suicide.
“La Palabra Maldita” has the same objective. We share with “La Niña Amarilla” a common goal. We both advocate for the erradication of the stigma and taboo surrounding suicide. The fact that María De Quesada and other personalities have taken part on the documentary, has helped us to stablish new bonds and join our efforts to give a voice to a larger number of people.
We want to talk about suicide as a prevention strategy. We want to foster dialogue and stablish relationships between those people and institutions that have the purpose of preventing suicide.
Thanks for joining us in this cause!