Isabel is an author and journalist who has received international acclaim for her work. Many of her books are noted for their feminine point of view. She is an outspoken women’s rights activist and humanitarian. In 1995, she created the Isabel Allende Foundation to support the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. It envisions a world in which girls can achieve their full potential and women are able to participate as equal members of society.
Isabel says, “It is very strange to write one’s biography because it is just a list of dates, events, and achievements. In reality, the most important things about my life happened in the secret chambers of my heart and have no place in a biography. My most significant achievements are not my books, but the love I share with a few people—especially my family—and the ways in which I have tried to help others.
When I was young, I often felt desperate: so much pain in the world and so little I could do to alleviate it! But now I look back at my life and feel satisfied because few days went by without me at least trying to make a difference.
Sisters: talk to each other, be connected and informed, form women’s circles, share your stories, work together, and take risks. Together we are invincible. There is nothing to be afraid of.”
Visit Isabel at: http://www.isabelallende.com/