I've been reflecting a lot this week about pain, running from it and enduring. For a long time, in the midst of my internal battles I was in a cloudy haze and nothing made sense to me. This is not to say I'm fixed and that all is well, but to say that the sun… Continue reading Pressed but not crushed
i've been running a marathon but my legs have given out, the soles of my soles are torn and my very body is giving out. I have struggled with sadness, anger and unhappiness for a long time but have always run, now I can no longer. As I remove myself from these spaces, I commit myself to this journey of repairing and better understanding my broken pieces and loving them in their current state.
It's been over a month since I have written here or even posted a picture series, and I know you're probably wondering where I have been. Yes, I could answer that upon my return to Brazil I was simply working to get acclimated back to the US. I could say that I was so busy… Continue reading Where have you been?
This is an ode to the kind, beautiful, selfless strangers who have gone out of their way to help me out through my journey. ☀️🇧🇷 Those who completely changed their path just to make sure I got to my destination safely. Those who patiently waited as I spoke my choppy português and they tried to… Continue reading Face to Face: Ode to the kind at heart
The first picture is probably what you expect a typical Brazilian to look like, but like me a few years ago--your assumption would be dead wrong. One thing that fascinates me most about Brazil is that it is one of the few places where look so uniquely different but speak and have to same native… Continue reading Representation
Not all wanderers are lost, some find their way to Bahia...
Hello world, Today I woke up to feeling joyous and jubilant---well more than usual. I challenge you all this day to take a took at your life, really examine it and then look at the position you are in right now. That is what I did this morning. I am in a country I had… Continue reading The tree that bends but does not break
This begins the first series of post about the wonderful people that I have met in Salvador! Please stick with me, enjoy, and give me your feedback!
hello world, Today marks a full day three of my time here in Salvador and I must say I have just had the BEST day. But I have to say, it didn't just come from me waking up and having a good day thrown on me, i had to take the dive and make it… Continue reading Choose better, and better you will be!
Oi! Coming to you all the way from the beautiful Salvador---I MADE IT! There are always some bumps in the road when it comes to me getting from point A to point B but nonetheless, I have to say this trip was smooth sailing. I had two connections, one in Atlanta and one in Rio… Continue reading I made it!