Life giving letters (We The Seniors magazine)

By |June 1st, 2015|

Maribel Maseda is the creator of the movement “a letter, a life” conceived to give space and recognition to our seniors overall life development.

As an international lecturer and writer, Maribel Maseda has spent 20 years popularizing self-awareness courses. She is an expert on gender violence and has spent most of her life helping those most in need and, as part of her vocation, she is the creator of the movement “a letter, a life” , conceived to give space and recognition to our seniors overall life development. To do this, Maribel collects letters written in the handwriting of all those seniors who want to participate, “in which I ask them to write a positive story of their lives they do not want to be lost in oblivion. Then I look for cafes, anywhere around the world, that want to accommodate and be part of this movement. They agree to keep copies of all the letters written and every time a client or group of clients order something , he/she/they are handed one envelope along with the food or drink. When the customer opens the envelope he/she finds a handwritten letter in which a stranger tells about something important in the writer’s life. I have witnessed how, after reading some of these letters, groups of friends have spent hours discussing memories from their childhood and their present relationships with seniors, and I saw how thrilled they became and how the letter served to estimulate a renewed desire to reconnect with them. ”


Give visibility to and detect maltreatment of elderly people: a challenge for all

By |November 12th, 2014|

An invisible reality?

The abuse of older people is a reality, but not always a visible reality. It is not a new problem, though the vast majority of cases (some studies indicate that between five and seven out of eight), remain unreported. Most are hidden situations that rarely come out for various reasons. Some are as obvious as […]

DIA Exclusive interview Maribel Maseda

By |November 12th, 2014|

Maribel Maseda is an expert in techniques of selfawareness  and gender violence. She was the first Spanish woman invited by the World Bank’s 50/50 Society to give a talk about equality and abuse. She has authored “The safe zone” where she considers and discusses how to switch the problem of abuse into empowerment for people  […]

Living with adversity: Maribel Maseda y Malena Garrido

By |November 29th, 2010|

For about a year now, I have been developing, in both my mind and my heart, the introduction to this article/dialogue between Maribel Maseda Virosta and Malena Garrido García.

Malena suffers from an incurable and progressive disease; this is the belief of many, including those who practice traditional medicine. Nevertheless, despite her vulnerability, she has lived with it all of her life. This article/dialogue is about what she has learned about to tap her inner strength in order to overcome this situation.