Finishing

Tomorrow I am defending my PhD thesis at IDS.¬† Here are my reflections as preparation for this big moment ūüėÄ Today I went to the beach at sunset. I asked permission to the ocean and the sky and the pebbles to finish a period of my life. To conclude. to end. to die. To start […]

Stargazing 

¬†I realize I am in love.I recognise the feeling:hearth swelling, wondera desire to breathe the whole sky in.¬†I Inhale.All the stars are still in the sky. Good.¬†Francesco speaks of Greek legends.Galactic coachmen, immortal twins,stories of jealousy and love.We used the sky to mirror ourselves.¬†As I kid, I liked to think there were mysteries beyond humans,now, […]

Work & Life: A reflection

The word Life makes me think of acceptance, circles, the endlessness of our shades. The discovery, the destruction, the birth, the seasons. Work is a stark word. I used to associate it with a grey building with closed windows. To transform the way work feels as it runs through my body is to me a […]

Unraveling ourselves: A heart-body-soul research on ourselves

How can I give myself permission to change and grow? And as I change, how do I contribute to the system surrounding me? Who am I to the social system I struggle to accept? Am I supposed to resist it? If so, how¬†does that influence the mosaic of my nerves, flesh, feelings, aspirations, and day-to-day […]

Luz y Vacas

Acabo de ver una escena hermosa: La luz tan perfecta iluminando un campo decorado con unas vacas. Mas all√° sombras, monta√Īas y cielo.

El futuro que nos atrevemos a crear – The future we dare creating.

** English follows Spanish ** Queridos amigos y colegas de Plata, Cultura y Cambio, Son las nueve y media de la ma√Īana y estoy sentada en nuestra oficina, decidiendo c√≥mo invertir mi d√≠a. En el tablero hay muchas notas; Entre ellas esta de Carla, que me calent√≥ el coraz√≥n. Llevo la conciencia que una fase […]

Here.

In a sort ‚Äėwho am I and what the hell is going on‚Äô moment.

Can we cut potatoes together? Does the 'how' matter?

Dear Kirsten, This morning I ran. I woke up at 7.40 am, and ran along the streets of Ithaca. Big north american streets felt surprisingly familiar.The air in Ithaca is fresher than in Medellin. I spent the morning walking around, taking in the blue sky, hanging out with a bunch of jolly Phd students thirsty […]

Walk with our utopia

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_klKIMigKA] Dear Dounia and Nikki, We have been friends for 9 years now. Hurrah! I was thinking how funny it is that throughout the years we have never stopped sharing tips on how to stay centered in ourselves, how to find our own way to express ourselves and exist in this society. My PhD […]