Born in beautiful Lisbon, she had an early appetite for books. She loved taking pictures and, although she preferred the streets to school, it was there that aptitude tests revealed what she already knew at heart - her talent for words, languages, and nomadic lifestyles, highly recommended that she pursued a career in journalism, translation or tourism. And so one day, late last century, she decided to move abroad and do a whole lot of writing in another language. She traded one western tip for another and moved from Lisbon to San Francisco.
There, in the city of fog, she studied Art, Photography and Latin American studies, got interested in a multitude of more subjects, was privileged to live by Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park, and had a load craze of fun that she can only recollect in hazy fragments. With surprising bravery and self-confidence, she returned to Europe to pursue a master in arts and cultures of the African Diaspora, and accidently ended up a PhD in Art History by the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
A resident of Brazil since 2008, she spends her days writing, translating and editing extremely relevant content - or so she believes -, and autonomously collaborating with dubious people to make the internet an even more content-crowded space. Addicted to write, write, write, in both English and Portuguese, she joined the blogosphere and began to collaborate with incredible people.
Creator of conTRAmare.net, her goal is to gather inquisitive people and their mind-blowing projects, facilitate networking between them, and produce bilingual publications with their articles.
Spray can in hand, in 2014 she joined the post-doctoral program in contemporary cultures, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, to conduct research on the topic of feminist street arts as a transnational movement.
She's a news junkie who <3s words, pets, flip-flops and talking about herself in the third person.
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My Areas of Expertise:
cultural studies, feminist studies, street art, art history