Fateme Banishoeib lives in Basel, Switzerland. The daughter of an Italian mother and a Persian father, she is an author, speaker, and executive seeking meaning through poetry.
The other morning I was getting ready for work and going through my make-up I found a red lipstick I bought for a party and never wore again. I decided I was going to wear it to go to the office. It was my personal sign of embodying the equal humanity mission I am on. I wore my red lipstick and head to the office holding hands with the good girl who is afraid to appear less smart, less credible, too feminine and with the wild woman so excited to fight for her freedom. Walking in my vulnerability and trying to integrate the two parts debating in my mind. I was afraid of being noticed and to be judged.
Silly comments on my red lips arrived both from men and women.