Unconventional ideas worth spreading – TEDx Porto 2022

Back in 2015, an unexpected retinal detachment forced me to take a break from the rushing university life. Away from books, notebooks and research papers, I found myself hopelessly unoccupied. My brain, used to work late hours and under constant pressure, was begging me to remain active. And that was when I decided to put … Continue reading Unconventional ideas worth spreading – TEDx Porto 2022

Sentimentos Transcritos

“The more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I thrive.” – Elliot Page Muito haveria a escrever sobre género. Desde a sua dimensão contínua, num variado espectro de possibilidades, até ao que significa viver o seu género, expressá-lo, vê-lo reconhecido nos olhos daqueles com quem contactamos todos os dias. … Continue reading Sentimentos Transcritos

The red within us

To my friend Noah, who always brings something valuable to the debate (and can also link virtually any topic to capitalism!). That cycle you don’t have That culminates in a stream of red Is both empowering And impairing. That cycle you don’t have Turns our mood into a rollercoaster And makes feelings run over each … Continue reading The red within us

To her

To her that walks on sunshine With burning feet on soft sand A sun-burned face showing a smile And a surfboard under one arm. To her that hides in the comfort of the blankets Or in the warmth of a bubbling bath A steaming black tea with sugar And a dog nested at her feet. … Continue reading To her

What we can learn from the Olympics Tokyo 2020

Episode #1 Mind over body Starring Jourdan Delacruz Those who still had doubts (in 2021…) about the power of the mind and of how your mental well-being is essential for your body to function efficiently and for you to achieve pretty much anything in life, are most welcome to reflect on the fascinating, yet extremely … Continue reading What we can learn from the Olympics Tokyo 2020

#FeministCorner – Red lipstick as a symbol of freedom and empowerment throughout History, from the American suffragettes to a Portuguese presidential candidate

With Laura Figueiredo Marques “Cae, please tell me you are writing about the red lipstick movement in Portugal right now! I was doing a bit of research, and it was used by the first suffragettes! What an incredible parallelism!!! First, it became a hallmark of the feminine vote, and now it is the badge of … Continue reading #FeministCorner – Red lipstick as a symbol of freedom and empowerment throughout History, from the American suffragettes to a Portuguese presidential candidate

What is your opinion on heterosexual marriage?

“I am against it.” “I don’t mind much, as long as they don’t bother me.” “It is disgusting!” “Think of the children they might have... how traumatising it will be when they find out that their father keeps a not-so-secret affair with his secretary...” “70% will end up in divorce.” “It is probably just a … Continue reading What is your opinion on heterosexual marriage?

I don’t wanna talk numbers – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

I don’t wanna talk about numbers. I don’t wanna mention the unlucky woman among every 3 that will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner. Nor the 137 women that are killed every day by a member of their family. I rather ignore that only 52% of women … Continue reading I don’t wanna talk numbers – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

#FeministCorner – The ABC of the female body criticism

There is something misty about it. No one can really tell what it is. How is it so powerful? The ones who wear it and dare to show its best curves under tiny shorts, are called slut. The ones who wear it covered under warm turtleneck jerseys, are called prude. The ones who wear it … Continue reading #FeministCorner – The ABC of the female body criticism

In memory of Quino (1932-2020) – a letter to Mafalda

My dear Mafalda, I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I want you to know that I’m thinking of you during this awful time. Although you have always carried the world over your shoulders, I believe this is the toughest probation you have been put through in your entire endless-childhood. I recall … Continue reading In memory of Quino (1932-2020) – a letter to Mafalda