Indomitable Women

The works of poet Rosita Kalina are now part of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies. Kalina’s writing reflects a combination of Jewish and feminist themes, often subtly alluding to the female body and sexuality despite the taboos of her time, (1932–2005). Kalina’s daughter, Ileana Piszk, joins to comment on her own artwork, which thematically reflects many of her mother’s poems and their personal relationship. You can stream the program at (see page 7 for paintings by Ileana Piszk).