Me volvió a suceder ayer. Me habían invitado a dar una conferencia sobre gestión de impactos en una escuela de negocios de Ginebra (Suiza), donde vivo. Tras la sesión, uno de los estudiantes se acercó a mí y, con una sonrisa pícara, me preguntó si era pariente de Pablo Escobar…

Type Escobar on a Google search engine

It happened again yesterday. I had been invited to give a lecture on Impact Management at a business school in Geneva, Switzerland, where I live. After the session, one of the students approached me and, with a roguish smile, asked me if I was related to Pablo Escobar. “Here we…

For Camille, and for parents of LGBTQ children

Note: This personal essay was first published in Keeping It Under Wraps, an Anthology edited by Louise Bryant, Tracy Hope and Alnaaze Nathoo (2021)

Photo: Mirjam Wirz, 4th LGBTQ Diversity March, Cicuco, Bolivar, Colombia, July 2021

Another massage session with Li Hua is over. I feel relaxed, oxygenated, content. I’ve been coming here for…

(Confessions of a voyeuse)

I bike away from cars, buildings, cement

Into nature

I crave the connection, the experience of the spiritual

I sit, camouflaged, surrounded only by trees, birds and minuscule species

Ready to tune in to the energetic, the primal current, the breathing earth

No human voice, just…

Elles ne se connaissent pas. Elles sont assises autour d’une grande table garnie de fromage, de pain, d’olives et de thon à tartiner. Au début, personne ne touche à la nourriture. La lumière est chaude, il n’y a pas de musique ; ce serait une distraction. Onze femmes d’âges, de…

They don’t know each other. They sit around a table set with cheese, bread, olives, and tuna spread. Nobody touches the food. The light is warm, there is no music; it would be a distraction. Eleven women of different ages, colours, sizes, backgrounds, occupations, characters. They have one thing in…

u r 10, (with inventory) KAFFEEZIMMER. „Wir sitzen, trinken Kaffee und schauen einfach aus dem Fenster“, Rheydt 1993

Georgetown, Washington DC, 1988

Along with “pass me the salt”

And “we have to take the car to the garage”

Let me just say,

You’ve made me happy all these years

Before lightning ends your life or mine

Let me whisper in your ear

That I crave your embrace

That you’re the mast I…

Ximena Escobar

Colombian, Swiss, and Spanish, mother of three, volunteer tutor in prison. Impact advisor, co-founder El Boga Foundation, apprentice storyteller, dog walker.

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