Even after the revolution, the term ecofeminism was still seen as something from another planet
Ľubica Lacinová was born on June 15, 1959 in Bratislava and grew up with her grandmother in Skalica. During her first year at grammar school, she moved back in with her mother to Bratislava. Besides studying physics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava, she dedicated her time to photography and organized student exhibitions and events. After graduating from the university, she worked as a scientist at the Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology SAS as well as pursued photography. It was the photography that led her to Bratislava environmental protectors grouped under the Slovak Union of Nature and Landscape Protectors (SZOPK). In one of the branches of the SZOPK - the Basic Organization 13 (základná organizácia) led by Juraj Flamík, she co-organized weekend rescue operations and Tree of Life Summer Camps. In the spring of 1989, along with two other SZOPK representatives, Ľubica traveled to the meeting of the Young European Greens in West Berlin. After her doctoral thesis defense in June 1989, she tried to make the arrangements for a year-long university exchange in the USA. In November, like many other environmental protectors, she actively joined the revolution. In December 1989, Ľubica and the protectors who did not join the VPN founded the Green Party, the first Czechoslovak party to push for the environmental issues. Unlike most of the protectors who left their jobs to work for the VPN, Ľubica did not give up on the opportunity to travel to the USA. She traveled to Philadelphia in March 1990 and prolonged her stay afterward. At the end of 1991, after she arrived home for good, she resumed her work, actively joined the feminist movement “Aspekt” and founded the Alliance of Women in Slovakia. She resented the growing voices advocating for the separation of Slovakia from the Czech Republic and engaged in the Movement for the Czechoslovak Understanding against the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. She helped to collect the signatures whose number reached over one million. From 1991 until 2001, Ľubica worked at a university in Munich. Today, she works in the field of physiology at the cellular level in the Centre of Biosciences SAS.