Our Amazing Women: when a professional project succeeds

In conferring its Amazing Women Awards in 2019, the Orange Foundation enabled a women who was going through the process of social integration and working as an illustrator at the time to establish “Atramuz”, a publishing house specialising in social materials where diversity is paramount.

Sandra CarmonaSandra Carmona says that the Amazing Women Award she received has marked a significant transition point in her personal and professional life:

With the support of our “Edyta” Digital Centres programme in Spain, Sandra shared the difficulties she was experiencing and her dreams of being a creator. The Foundation helped her to value her work as an artist and motivated her to develop her career. In all aspects of her work, Sandra values diversity above all things, and raising awareness around this issue is of great importance to her. She is highly committed to her work.

Our award served as a launch pad for her projects: Sandra first published her book “Alma”, which tells the story of a young Bohemian woman, before delving into the publishing world with Atramuz.

She says that because of her own story, the Foundation enabled her to make other women like her more visible – Gypsy women or women who were different, and who now know they are not alone: people outside their communities can also support them and teach them how to use the means available to them. Today, Sandra is continuing to develop as she fights for diversity through her stories, her work as an artist and also as part of the “Edyta” programme.

Sandra Carmona wanted to say thank you to the Orange Foundation through the medium of illustration:

Illustration by Sandra Carmona for the ORange Foudation

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