Ebelin Ortiz, one of the most famous actresses in Peru, underwent a hysterectomy a few weeks ago. The surgery consisted of a removal of the uterus and Ebelin shared with her thousands of followers the process she took before and after the operation. In her Instagram account, she thanked her fans for their support, but did not reveal the reasons that led her to undergo this procedure.
in conversation with
The Republicthe award-winning interpreter clarified that this was due to a preventive action suggested by her gynecologist and that, since she was not going to become a mother, she decided to follow the recommendation.
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Ebelin Ortiz, who is currently an ambassador for the League Against Cancer, revealed that her situation was not serious, but that she decided to prevent any vestige of neoplasia.
“I’m not going to say that my life was at risk or that I had something, but every year I get my checkup and they discovered a small lump. The doctor told me to wait, but it did not go away and had even grown after six months. I am a 51 year old woman and I am menopausal.
The gynecologist suggested I have this operation, since obviously I am not going to have children. Why keep something useless? It was for prevention, ”he explained.
In the same way, she regretted that the macho idea that a woman reaches personal fulfillment when she becomes a mother is still being discussed.
“We have been educated in the wrong way, making us believe that our value is in whether we are reproductive or not, if we can be mothers and our power is not there. It is a life plan that each one chooses. The fact that I have decided not to have a child does not make me less important or more or less valuable.
All human beings have value. Our value is not in the wombWe are creators per se,” she added.
Ebelin Ortiz comments on her staging, her relationship with Victoria Santa Cruz, the racist content on television and her opinions on the role of artists in politics in an interview with La República. Photo: Instagram/Ebelin Ortiz
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Ebelin Ortiz and her tribute to Victoria Santa Cruz
Ebelin Ortiz continues in the search for the revaluation of Afro-Peruvian culture and for this she has created a staging that presents the work of Victoria Santa Cruz, through dance, song and interpretation. “Victory through me” was developed as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the author, composer and activist.
In a conversation with La República, he said that his main objective is to give place and importance to those Afro-Peruvian characters who left a legacy for Peru.
we forget that the country is made up of the Amazonian, the Andean, the coastal and the African. Our country is rich because of the cultures it has. They have all made the country have the cultural richness that it now has,” he said.
Ebelin Ortiz and her tribute to Victoria Santa Cruz. Photo: press/Ebelin Ortiz
Eebelin Ortiz questions the racism of the small screen
Regarding the tribute that she has been paying to the Afro-Peruvian culture leader Victoria Santa Cruz, the actress spoke about the latent racism in our society in conversation with La República.
Ebelin Ortiz lamented that the same type of comic content from several years ago continues to be used without questioning how this affects the Afro-Peruvian and mestizo population. “
That type of humor minimizes this vulnerable population and some comedians, drivers, have become aware; others don’t. But not only classism, sexism is also seen: humor is closely linked to mockery, basically mockery of vulnerable groups, “said the actress.
“JB’s program has been sanctioned countless times, but they haven’t evolved in terms of content,” said Ebelin Ortiz. Photo: Ebelin Ortiz/Instagram