Is it all bullshit?

Still here in brazil discussing issues of social justice. And the question got raised in a different manner, but a real question nonetheless: is all of our liberal arts education discussions just a bunch of bullshit? We sit around in these “spaces” and discuss the “intersectionality” of social problems, use a lofty and prescribed vocabulary…

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more tidbits to remember

no toilet paper at home, only use the hose sitting next to the toilet we drink lots of diet tea pushing your way through buses packed tighter than you could ever imagine, any metro city in the US doesn’t even begin to compare to the amount of people on these buses drinking beer almost all…

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party until the break of dawn…no literally!

The adventures continue. Went to a club here. Not at all what I expected. It was kind of disappointing but I guess it’s because I’m used to being in the US where people actually dance at clubs, well some clubs. But it was alright. There was a live performer from like 11:30 until like 2…

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One of these things is not like the other…

So this trip has been mad interesting: the people, the program, and the coordinator—who’s interesting for a number of reasons :/. People are starting to show their true colors, especially ironic given that the number one culprit of this is someone who goes out of the way to avoid obtaining any sort of color from…

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Fortaleza, Brazil: thus far

So, brazil’s been kind of an adventure thus far. When SIT said that you didn’t really need to know portuguese, they really lied. Not being able to communicate is probably the number one difficulty of being here, especially living with a family that knows NO english (some families do, btw). The plane ride here was…

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