Just let my flowers bloom and if this season I will hang with just a few fruits it does not matter. Trust, how I long my own sweetness Trust, I am no other tree Trust, there is nothing to compare Trust, my existence is as raw as a first breath It is miraculous: like the […]
A full hug
There is a vast lake hidden behind this glass window blurred of rain. I bought a pair of white wool gloves which leave the tip of my finger free to type on my phone. It’s cold, and I am remembering the cold like in a meeting with a friend I have not seen in a […]
A year ago, I looked at the mirror and felt distressed. If I am so angry seeing the me in the mirror wearing hateful eyes, Who’s left? I found deeper eyes in the mirror two days ago. Sad eyes, angry eyes, fragmented eyes, in which I could not find my love. I could not accompany […]
It’s storming outside. As the rain mumbles loudly, we come together like sailors, rocking along with our ship in high waves. We are sitting on the floor, in a circle. It’s twenty of us in a room that feels too small, with a light too bright. There is dissonance between the beauty of our connection, […]
Juli mentioned something two days ago that stayed with me: “I like to play when I feel I deserve it”. I spent a couple of days asking myself whether I deserved it. One voice inside replied: ‘what are the criteria to decide whether you deserve it?’. The thought of engaging with that question gave me […]
An experience of healing womanhood with el Juego Consciente.
The smell of your sweat is on me, and I embrace the way I am triggered. I extend myself through you. In conflict, I sense where to breath into so that discomfort can birth my unraveling. I recognise in your own pain my humanity and I dare to love myself even when the voices in […]
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Reflections from CIVICUS’ youth co-design workshop in Montevideo. In December, as part of my work researching the resourcing landscape for youth-led civil society, I had the chance to witness and participate in a youth co-design workshop in Montevideo. For CIVICUS, organising this workshop meant bringing together wisdom and lessons learned about working meaningfully with young […]