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Hola, I am Alicia and from Spain.
I am from Madrid, but life has taken me many places — I have lived in the United States, the UK, Germany and Holland. I feel very fortunate to have been able to do so. I have been a science branch type of girl at least until my early twenties, then I was lost for a few years until I got back to the other subject that I enjoyed learning while at school besides Biology, which was Art History, so I got my degree in Art History and just finished my Masters in Museum Studies.
I loved going to the theatre and try to go as often as I can, I attend some sports events and music ones as well, but my favourites are the exhibitions, be those temporary or permanent and I am fortunate to live in a city with so many great museums as Madrid. But that is not all; I am learning how to dance Blues, which I didn’t know it existed until I started to dance Lindy Hop. I do not dance Lindy anymore as Blues has taken over its place, I highly recommend it.
My dream job will be to work in a museum or any artistic organisation, that is why I find that being able to participate in the Girl Museum is a great opportunity to get me started.
It is not easy to say which is my favourite museum. The ones that I like they all have their unique spots, but then there is one that I feel so at ease when I visit, and that is the National Gallery, even before the addition of the new wing I loved sitting on its benches and spend my time watching visitors and paintings alike.
Unfortunately, there are still many issues, but one at least happening in Spain, probably in other places as well. How in a time when girls are supposed to be able to choose and decide for themselves, old patterns are being reproduced but now with more intensity with the use of the new technologies, smartphones and their apps. It has become such a big issue that there was an educational campaign that could be found in the subway about not letting your boyfriend control what you did, what you say and what you wear, which is a rising tendency again between teenage couples.
-Alicia García Pajares
Girl Museum Inc.