Through my own eyes and with new standards – my own – I see myself as the new contemporary Gloriana woman[1]. I look at all these customs and reflect on their influence on my relationship with women, especially my mother and grandmother. These relationships are marked by an affectionate conflict that is defined by the passing on of knowledge and traditions in confrontation with my need to challenge them.

[1] Referring to the female inhabitants of the Ribatejo town of Glória do Ribatejo, known for its unique traditions in the local context.