Five influential women of our time – Whitney Huston, Lady Gaga, Lady Di and Maya Angelou

Five influential women of our time – Whitney Huston, Lady Gaga, Lady Di and Maya Angelou

I started to watch autobiographical documentaries on Netflix after I saw the movie about the iconic singer of our time - Whitney Houston ''Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)''. I love her voice and was curious to see the person behind that monumental voice. I decided to continue and watched the movies ''The Story of Diana'', ''Gaga: Five foot two'' and, ''Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)'' and was inspired to smile, to work hard, to listen carefully, to love deeply and to use words as these women did.

Happy Baba Marta Day! Честита Баба Марта!

Happy Baba Marta Day! Честита Баба Марта!

Martenitsa (мартеница in Bulgarian) is a piece of adornment (bracelet, brooch), made of white and red yarn and traditionally in the form of two dolls, a boy Pizho (Пижо in Bulgarian) made of white yarn and a girl Penda (Пенда in Bulgarian) made of red yarn. The day celebrating Martenitsa is called Baba Marta Day (Grandma March) and on this day people offer each other marthenitsi for health, prosperity and new beginning starting with the spring. Martenitsa is worn on the first day of March until one sees a stork. Once you see the stork, tie the Martenitsa on a blooming tree as a symbol of fertility. This tradition is related to welcoming the spring, the new life that wakes up after the cold winter, health, and joy.