The Colombian is working on an audiovisual projection about one of her books / Ángela Falla
Ángela Falla is a passionate, sensitive woman who is very careful with her words, which allows her, among many other things, to offer advice and analysis on problems and insecurities, hers and those of others. She is usually laughing and talking about everything that comes to her mind, in a cheerful and participative way.
Falla assures that she puts her heart and soul into everything she does and undertakes. Her first publication was in 2020 and this Wednesday marks one more anniversary of her official start as a writer, on April 26.
Falla is convinced that through reading and critical thinking society can be changed; Furthermore, she is a person who laughs and has fun as if ”she was going to die tomorrow”. Her motto is: ”life is too short to not have flow, hehehehehehehehehehe”.
Despite the fact that Ángela is a lawyer by profession, she never practiced because her love and vocation are in the world of letters / Calixta editorial
Falla is a lawyer, a teacher in Gender, Politics and Society and a writer, but what some people did not know about her is that she always wanted to be an actress and perhaps that is why she was inclined, according to her answers during a conversation she had with Leamos, to tell stories. in other skins and to give a voice to women who have never had it.
However, she assures that “unfortunately” she chose to be a lawyer, failed as a litigator, but found her way again when she began to work with human rights, because there she also gave voice to discriminated people.
”I’m working on two super important projects for me, the first is a digital book that talks about self-love and how to fall in love with oneself and the second: the movie of my first book sexópolis that I hope will be released next year”.
About his next projects, why and how he decides to start his literary career and other details, Falla clarified some doubts.
Sexópolis is the first literary publication by the Bogotá author, Ángela Falla / Calixta Editorial
— You have dedicated a large part of your life to helping women. How did your need for community and brotherhood come about?
— Reflecting myself in the eyes of other women who also felt the same as me. Almost always when I gave workshops or conferences I spoke from my experience and in the room the women agreed, of course, the same thing has happened to all of us to a small or large extent, but the system has wanted to silence us. That is why I am always doing something to claim my rights, those of my sisters and those of those who are to come.
— Do you think that this is partly what leads you to write about women or about sexuality in general?
— Yes, sexuality is covered in mist, even more so when it comes to women, because we have always been entrusted with the role of submission, delivery and satisfaction of the needs of others. So women have always been on the verge of jouissance, enjoyment and claiming their right to pleasure and to be sexual beings.
— Do people become writers or are they born with the gift, what do you think?
I think there are two ways, I have met people who flow with words, there are other people who have cultivated the trade and are now brilliant at writing. One thing that I am sure of is that this profession is nourished by reading and writing itself, by cinema and music, you definitely have to experience many forms of art to write and for the stories to produce reactions and feelings.
— What inspires Ángela when writing? Does she have any ritual?
— I am inspired by the women I work with, injustices, pleasure, joy, eroticism, the way in which women relate to each other, to our partners. I don’t have any rituals and I have wanted to consciously distance myself from them, because I don’t want to be able to write this linked to something external.
I confess that I write in the middle of sharing with the family, on public transport, in the doctor’s line, in a cafe, where the idea of one is, I translate it into whatever is at hand.
The books published by the Calixta editorial can also be obtained internationally through platforms such as Buscalibre / Calixta editorial
— What do you most yearn to achieve through your books?
— Generate debate about the enjoyment and claim of women’s sexuality. I want the state like the bed to be secular, that religions do not interfere with our pleasure. May women enjoy being sexual and not be ashamed to enjoy and claim pleasure. That as a society we stop attributing negative stereotypes to women who want to reach orgasm. I know it’s too much but if I can always dream I’ll do it big.
— Will you be present at FILBo, 2023, when, where and at what time?
— I will be signing my three books, “Sexópolis”, “Estereotipadas” and “Entrelazadas”, on April 30 at 3:00 pm at stand 333, pavilion 3. I will go to the fair on other days, you can follow me at @angelafalla at IG and there I tell you that other days I will be.