Rebeca Riofrio: My role model and inspiration was Martha Gellhorn
INTERVIEW: MIRELA SULA
PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTIAN JIBRIL
REBECA RIOFRIO was born in Ecuador and today is a successful migrant woman working and living in London. Her life story is incredible, very touching and admirable. Here is what she shared with us.
How do you feel when you think about your childhood?
I feel extremely lucky in having a huge family. The advantage of growing up in an unconventional household (no parents) as I grew up with my grandparents, uncles and aunties, was enormous and challenging. If I did something right or wrong I was either rewarded or reprehended by eight members of my family. It was a peculiar yet warm household and I love my childhood memories.
How do you remember your relationship with your grandfather?
My relationship with my grandfather was exceptional. He was so respected and admired among our community, and I was so proud to be his grandchild. He loved me so much and I was lucky to have had him in my life until last year. He taught me valuable lessons in life that help me in my daily life.