Danish-born Anette Christensen's life has been shaped by a deep sense of compassion and a desire to make a difference in the world, especially among street children and in the slum regions of Bombay during her youth.
After a successful career as a language teacher for college students in Denmark, Anette and her husband took on new challenges by running both a travel agency and a real estate agency. Their ventures allowed them to further explore the world, meet new people, and experience life from different perspectives.
Anette has faced many challenges, including a constant battle with chronic fatigue since her youth, but she remains dedicated to making a positive impact through her writing. She has always had a desire to celebrate the unique qualities that make every individual special and her genuine and compassionate approach to life is reflected in her writing.
Her first book, "Mercedes Sosa - The Voice of Hope," has been in the making for almost a decade and shows her commitment to crafting a work that truly captures the spirit and essence of the iconic singer. In its pages, Anette also motivates her readers to embark on their own personal journeys, urging them to push forward with courage, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to their own growth.
In short, Anette Christensen is a writer who has truly lived and draws on her experiences to create works that inspire, uplift, and empower her readers.
Photographer Seçkin Kesoğlu
Mercedes Sosa entered my life at a time when everything felt bleak and hopeless. I experienced a deep sense of emotion, as I watched her perform "Gracias a la Vida". Her passion, presence, and charisma had a profound effect on me, and I felt my perspective shift as I was set on a path of personal healing. Mercedes Sosa became not only a source of comfort and inspiration for me, but also a mother figure. As someone who had been given a role of my mother’s mother at a young age, I found myself drawn to her nurturing presence and maternal energy.
As I listened to Mercedes Sosa's music and watched her interviews, I began to feel a deep connection with her. It was as if she understood me on a level that no one else could. I noticed that whenever I looked into her eyes, there was a sense of warmth and love that radiated from them. In those moments, I felt like a child again, safe and protected in the arms of a loving mother. It was as if she was speaking directly to me, telling me that I was worthy of love and acceptance. Her gaze was a powerful reminder that I was not alone and that there was hope for a brighter future.
For three years, I watched and listened to Mercedes Sosa for comfort, until I realized I had discovered a path to personal wholeness that really worked. Drawing on research into interpersonal neurobiology, I reveal how my imaginary relationship with Mercedes Sosa became a powerful tool for personal transformation and growth.
Despite never meeting Mercedes in person or understanding Spanish, I wrote this book by immersing myself in her world. I spent years paying attention to her voice, expressions, and gestures, observing how she related to others, and understanding the psychological and physical effects the observations had on me. The process was similar to getting to know someone in real life. To gain more insights, I reached out to the Sosa family and Mercedes Sosa's fans in Latin America, including their stories and interviews with friends and relatives close to her. After almost a decade of recovery, pondering, listening, researching, and writing, I am thrilled to introduce you to this remarkable woman who influenced an entire continent. I hope you enjoy reading the book and share it with others if you do.