In the wake of the Aurora Leone ‘case’ at the Partita del Cuore, the singer-songwriter Elisa Toffoli told a story of male chauvinism lived on her skin on social media. “‘You’re cute, think about singing. Leave the writing alone’. I was fifteen and those words gave me gastritis that lasted for months. I should have also left the production, the arrangements, the curiosity for so many instruments alone, because it was all too much. It would have been enough to smile, ‘look nice’, sing well and ‘keep me in mind’. These were the words of a male producer that I stumbled upon even before my beginnings. For me they were just more fuel, bitter yes, but still good for pushing the accelerator even further “. And in fact, Elisa’s story continues with one of her many professional satisfactions achieved just a few years after her debut: “At twenty-seven I was in Zurich in the studio with Tina Turner to record her voice, because I was the producer of the song I had written for our duet and so I took care of the arrangements and also all the technical aspects of the recording. She said to me ‘I’m very proud of you, women like you are changing the world. When I was young, what are you doing here today with me it would have been unthinkable. ‘Let’s not let anyone tell us that this is not our place “, concludes Elisa.