Nana Ponceleon is a Venezuelan-born full-time actress working in New York City. One of the movies which she acted in is La Hora Cero (The Zero Hour), which won many local and international awards. During her acting career, she has worked in many commercials and plays and over 27 films, which encompass short films, features, and TV shows.
Before having the courage to do what she wanted, she got a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science from Pace University in New York. Upon graduating, she worked in the commodities unit of Philipp Brothers. An 11-year chunk of her corporate career was dedicated to Microsoft, where she worked in corporate sales, mid-market sales, OEM, loyalty, and distribution channels among other departments.
Wanting to lessen her work stress and fatigue, Nana left Microsoft Venezuela and focused on becoming a freelance sales and business consultant. After leaving the corporate world, she would allot time for weekly acting classes with a renowned actor, director, and teacher in Venezuela. She eventually moved back to New York City to study acting in the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and has been successful in her acting career.
The Act Feminine Project is her brainchild, which she created because she is passionate about the human spirit. The vision is to create a movement where women and men collaborate, cooperate, and co-create their shared world together. With her personal experience and research as the foundation, she teaches how to manage the feminine and masculine energy in order to live a better life.
According to Nana, both men and women have feminine and masculine energy; and they should use both energies in equal proportion in order to lower their stress, create better relationships, and live more fulfilled lives. She says the feminine energy is about connection, vulnerability, love, giving and receiving, wisdom, being open; in short, it is about living life as an experience. On the other hand, masculine energy is about conquering, hunting, solving problems, and achieving goals; in short, it is about living life from a results-oriented perspective. She explains this in greater detail in her ebook, where she also mentions that one energy is neither superior nor inferior to the other and that they are both needed for both men and women.
She has observed that many women today are confusing defending having equal rights, with being “equal” to men in every way. Being equal under the law is very different from being biologically and emotionally equal. Furthermore, it appears that women are getting back or judging all men for what their ancestors did or what some evil men are doing today.
At the same time, we should understand there is a major difference between masculinity or the use of masculine energy by men and machismo, which traditionally have been used as synonyms, when in fact they are completely opposite. The more aggressive, violent, and loud men are, the less masculine or in touch with the masculine energy they are.
Despite potentially facing the fierce opposition from radical feminists, she firmly believes women today are living too much in their masculine energy, which is affecting their relationships and, most importantly, their health. And many men are having a very difficult time understanding when and how to use their feminine energy, in such a way that helps them improve instead of destroying their relationships. All of the above has made Nana realize the Act Feminine movement is not just for women. Men are equally important in order to reach the vision of creating a world where women and men collaborate, cooperate, and co-create their shared world together.
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