Blackout Tuesday

Historically, the colonisation and enslavement carried out by European countries propagated the wrong belief that people with dark skin were uncivilized, inferior, and should be subordinated to lighter-skinned invaders. Unfortunately, racial stereotypes about worth, intelligence and beauty are still around in the present days. It is crucial to update mentalities and change behaviours. Skin colour … Continue reading Blackout Tuesday

Sometimes the answer is not straightforward – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Can we all hold hands with our lover in public? Think it straight. Can we all be considered a “valid” family? Think it straight. Can we all show freely our mannerisms without being labelled? Think it straight. Can we all wear any colour of the rainbow? Think it straight. Do we all feel safe in … Continue reading Sometimes the answer is not straightforward – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

26 places that changed my life – part 1

Now that I have completed my 26th turn around the sun, I decided to make a list of the 26 places that, one way or another, helped me to become the woman I am today. 1. Santorini, Greece If I could take a screenshot of the most beautiful vignette that has ever presented before my … Continue reading 26 places that changed my life – part 1

Think twice (International Women’s Day)

Do you believe that cat calls and body compliments make my day? Think twice. You figure roses are what I like as a gift? Think twice. You reckon I feel great if you say I am better than your “crazy” ex girlfriends? Think twice. Do you expect me to want you to buy me dinner? … Continue reading Think twice (International Women’s Day)

#FeministCorner – Fashion is beauty(fool)

With Laura Figueiredo Marques Fashion and Feminism are two words that don’t usually go well together. Why? Because, traditionally, and even though both these realities are inherently associated with the feminine world, their core ideologies are like water and oil. While feminism strongly encourages self-love and acceptance, fashion seems to exist with the sole purpose … Continue reading #FeministCorner – Fashion is beauty(fool)

#FeministCorner – Avoiding sexist language

The first time someone pointed out to me how sexist portuguese language was I didn’t really pay attention. My Philosophy high school teacher was that kind of teacher that, whether we realised it or not, would leave a profound mark in all her students. The student opinion about her was an extreme binomial - some … Continue reading #FeministCorner – Avoiding sexist language

#FeministCorner – Surfing the 4th wave

“Fourth-wave feminism - Intersectionality-centred phase of feminism characterised by a focus on the empowerment of women, on abolishing the privilege of traditionally dominant social groups, on achieving bodily autonomy and on deconstructing gender stereotypes, mainly by means of internet tools.” You could see that coming, right? A solo female traveler, complaining about gender segregation in … Continue reading #FeministCorner – Surfing the 4th wave