1. intro

2. Drama Queen

3. Slander/Backstabbing

4. Victim(self)blaming

« In a time where so much is thought, said and done on
behalf of women’s rights you would think that we, as
women would support each other even more. But this is
not always the case. I was wondering, what it is, that
we women do, that doesn’t help our case ?

Inspired by a Buddhist doctrine, which says that our
karma is created by what we do, what we say and what we
think, I was looking for stories, and I found them : the
tale of one woman trying to control another woman’s
feminine appearance for the sake of profit, the woman
who is backstabbing another woman in her machinery of
fear and jealousy, and the woman who’s blaming herself
for being raped. It wasn’t easy to find them, no one
wants to tell things like this. This is why I found it
even more important to share them, not to point fingers,
but to shed light and plead for forgiveness and
reconciliation among women.

Desmond Tutu said: “Forgiving and being reconciled to
our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending
that things are other than they are. It is not about
patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye
to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness,
the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes
make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the
end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest
confrontation with reality can bring real healing.
Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial

I invite you now, dear listener, to be part of this
reconciliation, a re-creation of this karma. While you
listen, please forgive these women, and reflect upon how
we can think, talk and act differently than them »

Thanks to Daphne Tsiouni, Coralie Maurin and Julia Stern
for lending me their voices. Thanks to Sonia Rose
Gouia for letting me use samples of her cello playing.

Lola Ajima is a musician, singer and composer from
Denmark, currently living in France. She is an active
performer in the audio-visual group Lola And Yukao Meet
and she also composes for mixing classical and
electronic music. She is studying Electro-acoustic
composition under Christine Groult, Marco Marini and
Jonathan Prager at Pantin Conservatory, Paris.