Adventure awaits… Continue reading Fulbright here I come!
Reconnecting with Lavras and moments that stand out in that experience. Continue reading Luxurious Lavras: Reconnecting with the core of Learning and Pedagogy
If you know me you know I LOVE COFFEE. If you don’t know me, you will soon find out how much coffee is Bae. So give it a read to learn about my coffee experiences no Brasil. Café com leite. Só um pouquinho de leite. Sem açúcar. (Coffee with milk. Only a little bit of milk. Without sugar). Today, this phrase rolls off my tongue … Continue reading Café com Leite
Prezados Amigx: I can’t believe a year ago I was arriving in São Paulo for the 2018 Fulbright Brasil Orientation. For this new cohort there is a number a fellow 2018 ETAs who are returning to Brasil for Fulbright 2.0 and very close friends who are mentors. Bravo and parabéns! I can’t wait to hear what treasures you will find on your new journey in … Continue reading Open Letter to the Brazil 2019 Fulbright ETA Cohort
Oi Gente! Tudo bom? This week marks the beginning of a new reflection process with the commencement of colder weather for us on the North East in the USA, the holiday festivities starting and of the course the New Year. This week also marks the completion of the Fulbright Grant for the 2017-2018 ETAs in Brasil. All of 120 of us are now dispersed into … Continue reading Change is the only Constant
Are we still in Retrograde, y’all? Lately, I have been re-thinking, re-living, and re-processing some experiences in Brasil. One of them; is my time spent in Rio de Janeiro. Collectively I’ve spent quite some time in Rio. At first glance I did not fall in love with the city like I had hoped I would. I expected it to sweep me off of my feet … Continue reading An Ode to Rio
Oi, Gente! Tudo bom?? Some updates from the last month of my time in Brazil. A LOT has happened. In July 120 of us came together in Salvador, Bahia for our Mid- Year Enhancement seminar to reflect, reenergize, and reconnect with our purpose as Fulbright Scholars in Brazil! Hard to believe I am halfway done with this grant. During our time in Salvador we went on … Continue reading 6 months: Mid-Year Enhancement Seminar
Today marks 4 months since I arrived in São Paulo for orientation. Since the last blog post in April many moments have continued to shape my understanding of the Brazilian way of life, the people, and how language informs culture. Throughout these four months I have met new people and continued to practice my Portuguese language skills. One of the newest cultural immersive experiences I … Continue reading Caronas, National Truckers’ Strike, and More!
Oi Gente! Tudo bom? 🙂 Last we found each other I wrote about my name and the many interactions I experience daily in Brazil. These encounters still happen since we have started our conversation clubs and workshops open to the community. Thus, I meet new people every week and ask them to give me their own personal definition of Delicia. Individuals still blush when they … Continue reading There is room for Transformation
Closing out Sunday with: Deli, Delícia, Delizia, & Delichia… This week’s blog post comes with many personal reflections on how I move through spaces in Brazil, more specifically Lavras. I came to Brazil with an open mind and ready to experience other people’s doubt regarding my identity, given the stereotypical ways in which “Americans” are viewed globally. I expected to get stares and squints regarding … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
E aí Galera! Three weeks ago I left snowy and cold Poconos, PA for warm and tropical Brazil to begin the Fulbright Journey. On Sunday February 25th I boarded the plane tired, eager, and ready to set foot in Brazil. When I arrived I was blessed to have my cousin Patricia pick me up and guide me through the arrival process. We rode to the … Continue reading Orientation Week in São Paulo