Actress, voiceover artist, presenter, writer, journalist, director
Legally separated 2 years & applying for divorce
Mother to 7 year-old son
To give up my career for motherhood, which to me is a piece of me, would be like cutting my heart out. No. I have to be a mother and include what I do, because what I do is my passion and is a very strong inherent part of who I am. It’s my soul… and I could not give up my soul to bring another life into the world. But I can share my soul with that little one. My son and my work are a priority and they are equal. Actually, as a single mom, Dylan comes first and the career second. But they’re almost head to head.
Raising a child alone in a foreign country, on an independent artist’s salary, with no family or child support, has been rough. But it’s important for me that my son sees that I have a life, a role outside the home; that I am respected in my field, have wonderful friends, am interacting in society, earning a living, and following my passion, which is what I encourage him to do on a daily basis.
Geneva, March 2013
My ex-husband abandoned our family unit and relocated to the U.S. in 2011. He and his family have minimal contact with our child. After reaching out to over 13 different Swiss organizations and various professionals for guidance and assistance, life is finally beginning to stabilize for us both. I've had to reinvent myself several times over to survive, yet have found enormous strength within that I didn't know I had. Despite all the challenges, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow. I am now officially divorced and have been raising my son alone for more than 5 years. Being a mother to this amazing little boy is truly the best “gig” I’ve ever had! I am still passionate about my career and am nearing the end of a short-term contract at the WTO.
Geneva, January 2017
- Marina Cavazza
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- Contained in galleries
- Portrait of a (Working) Mother