Tag: change

Personally, Politically

“That moment, when I saw his arm sticking out from under the sheet covered in goosebumps as he slept, I felt something. And that was just the beginning.” Manuela says, as she regales me with the story of her 35 year long relationship with her husband Narciso. The lighthearted love story became serious quickly, however,

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Life is Different

Espanol Bogota is different. Instead of chickens and pigs roaming the streets as I walk to work, I avoid beautifully groomed dogs and their equally beautiful owners. Instead of stepping over ditches of grey water and greeting all of my neighbours by name, I try to be careful not to get run over by giant

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A Planted Life

Español aqui Tears. Laughter. Anger. Joy. Gossip. Confessions. Learning. Ignorance. Songs. Hilarity. Culture blunders. Phone calls. Confusion. Ritual. Clarity. Friendship.GROWTH. Some of the best moments of the last two years of my life have been spent with these people. We came together from five different countries and with our ideas, personalities and identities and let

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Living Human, Being Culture

It has been an unexpected delight to discover the writing and work of Wade Davis this year. He is an enthobotanist and anthropologist, whose writings about culture serves as a helpful lens through which to view my own experiences. Through his travels in Colombia, Peru, Canada’s Arctic, Tibet, Kenya, Haiti and many more, Davis explores

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