Brazilian-ness, Randomness

Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day

Today, November 20th,  Brazil celebrates Dia da Consciencia Negra (Black Consciousness Day)

The day  symbolizes the resistance of Africans against slavery during the colonial period.  During that time,there were quilombos and other forms of resistance which, as a whole, destabilized the market economy and led to the abolition of slavery. This is the true sense of the abolitionist struggle, whose protagonists were the blacks themselves.  However, the Eurocentric view of the truth about abolition, made the allies the heroes of this story.Abdias Nascimento

A few cities in Brazil celebrated the day with several forms of activities, from Afro-Brazilian dance shows, and read more


What Do You Really Want?

“You must know what you want, to find what you want.”  ― Lailah Gifty Akita

I’ve been going through what I call somewhat of a “crossroads.” Not really sure what path to take and not really desiring any of the paths being presented.  Have you ever found yourself there?  I keep asking myself if I am going through some sort of fucking mid-life crisis, that, at this age, I am not suppose to be asking these questions.  While the world seems to be moving forward what deems normal: marriage, kids, picket fences, etc, etc, I sit here and wonder if these paths were also meant for me.  I search for the answers and find nothing. Perhaps, I am at the wrong “crossroads”????

How do we find what we really want or get on the right crossroad? read more