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Conscious & body intelligent arts, generational/self healing, Intersectional ethical vegan@, multi-lingual luv, danza, canto, RYT, teetotaler & tea. Indígena.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Connecting with others all over the world and to hopefully practice my languages: Portuguese (PT & BR); French; Cape Verdean Crioulo
Hoping to begin learning: Quechua, Swiss German & German, and Arabic.
Salsa, kizomba, ballet, modern, West African, dancing in general, art, music, films, singing, Luis Bunuel, reading, meditation, yoga, justice, pilates, learning languages, traveling, intersectional ethical vegan@,
- ballet dancing
- social justice
- food politics
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSICA: Oooh so many: Cape Verdean (morna, funana, passada, coladeira, etc); Peruvian (landó, marinera limeña, zamacueca, andino etc); Colombian (cumbia, vallenato, etc); Brazilian (bossanova, afro-brasileiro, muito muito mais); Portuguese (hip hop & fado e mais!); Senegal (almost anything with the kora ha); so many more, fusion thereof is great; salsa, merengue típico, chachacha, rumba, guaguanco, pachanga, kizomba, bachata (la típica), hiphop, jazz, dancehall, reggae, Hawaiian reggae & other music...so many things I love. Oh and I love the violin & accordion --- sounds so lovely...and the cajón! Artists include: Mayra Andrade, Sara Tavares, Ive, Bicho de Pé, Céu, Low Leaf, Ibeyi, Tribe Called Quest, Babyface, Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Victoria Santa Cruz, Pascuala Ilabaca, Dino D'Santiago, ohhh so many more....thanks life!
Movies: ones that make you think, ones that depict history from the view of the oppressed, ones that make me learn things, ones in which I believe the characters. Very small sampler: I am Cuba, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, L'Agronomiste, Not One Less, Almodovar films in general, Philomena, Jodorowsky's Dune, ayyyy and of course all the vegan documentaries, hahha . No seriously, all of them...and all the ones about bees.
Books: oh so many that have led to me waking! Political, spiritual, self-help, fiction from Latin America in general as well as other places -- yeah that narrows things down..I can't pick one! Jorge Luis Borges blows my mind, Isabel Allende me transporta a otro mundo, of course Paulo Coelho, Zinn's History of the US, Frantz Fanon, Paulo Freire, Carol Adams, Angela Davis, honestly so many books that I would love to credit because they all contributed so much and I cherish each one I have read for adding to who I am today.....or better yet for taking away the layers to reveal my authentic self (still in the process).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Pink sands of the Seychelles
Magic of Machu Picchu
Amazon Jungle hiking and staying
Swam with phosphorescent plankton in NY (yes!) and Costa Rica (Osa)
Started creating my own life, the way I want to live -- nonconformity!!!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can give salsa & yoga privates.
I can teach Spanish & English.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Salsa, yoga classes. Information on veganism. Spanish & English Conversation
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, France, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, France, Peru, Portugal, United States