All posts tagged: essay

Out of my comfort zone

I just got off the phone with my cousin who I haven’t spoken in two years. The conversation we had reminded me why I left my home-country. And also why we don’t talk much. You see, we have different goals in life. I’ve been working abroad over the past few years and facing new challenges almost every single day. My cousin never lived outside his village. He keeps telling me to “come home”, “find a job here”, “stay here”. To be honest, these words don’t warm my heart. I tried so many times to explain to him that the world outside is so much more than stereotypes, monuments and sunny spots. The world has so much more to offer: home sickness, uncomfortable places and a learning process about who you are. Through all these years I haven’t found a place where I would make myself a home so instead of chasing it, I’ve started to move around. I decided to live with other people, to share stories, to open myself to new possibilities and realize …

A scary question

This is not a judgmental point of view about a very sensitive subject. This is a reaction based on current events. I decided I wanted to share with you a piece of my craziness. Because there are crazy things happening and sometimes my brain doesn’t know how to process them. When Trump was elected, I was stunned as most people were. I was also appalled that Trump was not the first man to be accused of severe crimes such as sexual assault and still roam free without facing any justice or criminal system. 😡😡😡 that is all. A post shared by Slay (@slaybymic) on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:59pm PST But most of all, we were scared because he won’t be the last man who doesn’t face the consequences. But things are changing thanks to civil rights protests and the voices of the people who are shouting louder and louder reminding bigotry that we are all human. On the streets, online, on the media. We don’t tolerate hate anymore. So with all of this in …

Immigration symptoms and its antidotes

We all start somewhere. Even after you’re born and you grow older, we all have new beginnings. When it comes to living somewhere new, I learned how to detect certain diseases/feelings/symptoms that were new to me at the time. So here’s some of them: The issue: Isolation The cure: Feeling 100% isolated can be really stressful. Especially if you don’t speak the language or you don’t feel identified with the culture. The first step to combat isolation is to go out. Explore for yourself, enjoy walking and the moments you create along the way. After you discover some places you like, I recommend trying an app called Meetup. Over there you can find different groups with common interests. Join the ones you like. It’s free. Meet people, hear their stories and also, share your struggles. Fighting isolation is not as difficult as it seems to be but I confess it can be a constant struggle (especially when people you meet are also moving somewhere else and so on). I can also recommend the couchsurfing platform. …

For all of us

Today we are here. Standing. All together. Many voices with only one message in common: equal rights. The funereal mood of the Inauguration gave way to ebullience among the women and men making their way to Saturday’s protest in Washington, D.C. Click the link in our bio to read Sarah Larson on travelling to the #WomensMarch. Photograph by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters. A post shared by The New Yorker (@newyorkermag) on Jan 21, 2017 at 1:09pm PST A phenomenon is taking the streets reacts to a normal/pertinent question: “Who do you think I am?!”. It’s not just about exploitation, it’s also about the complex challenges people face every day. Such as: sexism, body shaming, slut shaming, no paid maternity leave, violence, emotional abuse, no freedom of speech, no freedom of choice. The gender gap is still a reality when it comes to finance, investments, social life and even screen time in the entertainment business. Besides this we are in a period of evolution where more genders and norms are finally being shown to the world and thanks …

“Before the Flood”, a documentary warning

Spoiler: this is not a movie review. This is an urgent message to stop questioning if global warming is a problem or not. This is real. It’s happening. It’s our main issue. It’s the reason why we don’t know our future. It’s a main concern. It’s not a lie. That’s why it’s essential to watch this documentary. To be aware of the damage, to know the tipping point of our earth balance and also all the possible solutions that we must share with our community and let that influence reach politicians, ambassadors and the responsible’s who decide how we consume energy and goods. There has never been a bigger problem in our lives. To know more about how you can get involved please visit: https://www.beforetheflood.com/act/ Save Save