The Work of Irene Fialho

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Meet Irene Fiahlo

Irene Fialho began to read when she was four and at seven she also wanted to write. So she did! But somwhere late in her teenage years Irene lost her muse due to her inability to find the food that sustains duende. Dirty technocratic jobs starved her and her words ceased to flow.

Following the birth of her two fairy babies Irene abandoned the technocratic work and turned more deeply to the task of art and literary translations. She managed to write some essays on nineteenth century writers, but seeing her name over the printed words of others was more frightening than nurturing.

After a long association working with men it was fado that bought wisdom, in the shape of wise women, into her life. A Portuguese friend gave her a book by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, a book with led her, magnetically, to the doorway of the Soul Food Cafe.

Irene likes to be known as a herbalist and painter, but she longs to write and find the freedom of personal peace. Irene is currently searching for her long lost muse. She is seeking manifestations of the goddess within her country and her people.

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