Capoeira ta me chamando!

Okay, so I haven’t been training really at all since I graduated from Oberlin (OC Angola!) because it was too expensive for me in NYC while on an americorps budget and I just haven’t found the time/energy to go in New Orleans. Plus, it’s always kind of difficult to start with a new teacher once…

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Besouro

Beleza…this movie, while historically inaccurate, is great when thinking about it in superhero context. It is about the closest (and probably the best) we’re gonna get to a truly black superhero that can hold his own and not be overshadowed by the batmans and supermans of the day. BESOURO!

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Finally in Salvador

I’ve been in Salvador for a week now. The apartment that we stayed in for the first week with the program was incredible! We were right on the beach and the apartment overlooked the beautiful blue green water on one side and the farol (light house) on the other. So many mornings we got up…

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Quase…

So the days of class are dwindling down, and by dwindling I mean I only have 3 more days of classes left. Then we travel for 2 weeks, then do our individual research projects for 3 weeks, come back, write a paper, present the paper, and go back to the US. It feels like it’s…

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