Sunday, May 23, 2010

Who said - “I never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.” ?

former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

Fooled you, didn’t I? No this is not another post from my starlet series. Politics aside, one must admit Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State is a strong woman - so when I came across a fascinating interview with her conducted by Megan Gambino in the June issue of the Smithsonian I thought I’d have some fun.

What was the article about? -
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection features 200 pieces of jewelry.

Albright often used brooches and pins to express her moods and opinions. She saw it as a visual way to deliver a message.

The article gave some of these examples:

During the Gulf War the government-controlled Iraqi media compared her to a “unparallel serpent”. She wore a snake pin to her next meeting with Iraq.

After finding out the Russians and planted a listening device near her conference room, she wore a huge bug pin the next time she met with the Russians. “They got the message.”

My first thought was wow, at some point I could use this as a characterization tool in my writing. Not only with the jewerly but the fact that this power woman has a sense of humour and can admire popular culture icons like Xena.

Again politics aside, you gotta have mad love for a woman whose role model is Xena.

Like Xena said - “I have skills.” and

“Nobody made you who you are, it was already there.” Xena