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  • 5 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, Portuguese
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Student
  • Psychologist and educator
  • From Don Benito, Extremadura, Spain
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About Me

¡Hi! I’m born and raised in Extremadura, been living in Madrid for some years and now I'm back to the crib, which means I live with my parents.
I studied a degree in Psychology, but I abandoned the field for a master’s degree in Education, as I believe going along and helping to create a path is better than guiding someone back to the 'normal' rails. To me, mental health is something paramount, and has to do more with freedom and agency than with adaptation.

I’m passionate about finding and/or creating ways to understand ‘with’ people, no matter how different we might be.
One of my favourite topics is how we, human beings, have organized over time, and how to scaffold a structure able to contain and to be built by all of us (along other animals and mother nature).
I like talking about dreams, failures and learnings.
So, I’m a pretty intense person haha but I can tone it down.

[ES]
¡Hola!
Estudié psicología, pero la abandoné por la educación porque creo que es más bonito acompañar y ayudar a hacer camino que guiar a alguien de vuelta a los rieles.
Me apasiona encontrar y/o crear formas de entenderme con las personas, sin importar cómo de diferentes seamos. Uno de mis temas favoritos para charlar es cómo los seres humanos nos hemos organizado a lo largo del tiempo y cómo andamiar una estructura entre todas, y que pueda contenernos (junto a otros animales y la madre naturaleza).
Me gusta hablar de los sueños, y también de melancolías, de fracasos y aprendizajes.
En definitiva, que me puedo poner intensita jaja pero sé rebajar el tono, a veces.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

[EN]
Travelling allows me to get to know myself a little bit better, and also to get to know people from other places and their perspective on life, the history of different places through it's streets and urbanism, it's customs... And the gastronomy!!
I joined CS long ago because I loved the philosophy of it, but I haven't had the chance to use it. Until now!
I believe that when a local can share a piece of their town/city with you, the travelling becomes deeper and the place becomes more alive. It just makes more sense!
I also want to host, but it's impossible for me rn. The day'll come though!

[ES]
Conocer y charlar con personas de distintos lugares me parece una de las mejores formas de aprender acerca del mundo que nos rodea y de nosotros mismos. Y cuando eso lo haces viajando, se convierte, además, en una manera excitante de aprender a ser más humilde. Me encantan las plazas de las ciudades, creo que dicen mucho de su cultura, así como sus bares, sus actividades culturales y sus bibliotecas. Estoy en CS porque creo que un lugar toma vida cuando alguien que vive allí comparte contigo un trocito "suyo", lo hace más profundo, y simplemente, tiene más sentido viajar así.
También tengo muchas ganas de hospedar, pero aún no puedo.

Interests

[EN]
I used to find meaning to my emotions and lived experiences through writing and drawing, and now I also try to explore more my sorroundings through them.
I also used to scape from time and space through singing, and now I also try to share more of me through my voice.

[ES]
Solía encontrar significado a mis emociones y mis experiencias vividas a través del dibujo y la escritura, y ahora también intento explorar lo que me rodea.
Solía cantar para escaparme del tiempo y el espacio, ahora también intento compartir más de mí a través de mi voz.

  • arts
  • poetry
  • singing
  • education
  • crafts
  • politics
  • drawing
  • anthropology
  • sociology
  • illustration
  • embroidery
  • intersectional feminism
  • anti-authoritarianism

Music, Movies, and Books

Laura Marling, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, My Brightest Diamond, Gata Cattana, Calle 13, Mima, Bebe, Chairlift, Extremoduro, Silvio Rodríguez as a sample. But so, so many more...
Cabaret, Nader and Simin, The Apartment, Irma la douce, Nanette, Steven Universe, Bojack Horseman, documentaries...
Freire, Nussbaum, Fraser, Carmen Martín Gaite, feminism, poetry, academic stuff...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

[EN]
Singing in front of hundreds of people with stage panic. To me, that was quite incredible. Overcoming my fear of finishing my degree. And more cool things, but those were the times were I surprised myself.
Conseguir cantar delante de cientos de personas con pánico escénico y superar el miedo que me daba el TFG. Y cosas más guays, pero esas eran en las que me sorprendí a mí misma.

Teach, Learn, Share

[EN]
Puedo enseñar nociones básicas de psicología, teóricas y aplicadas, así como de educación para la justicia social.
Puedo enseñar nociones basiquísimas de dibujo y de color.

[EN]
I can teach basic psychology notions, theoretical and applied, as well as education for social justice perspective.
I can also teach basic spanish, curious data about expressions and basic drawing and colouring notions.

What I Can Share with Hosts

[EN]
I can give away little watercolor or colormarker illustrations, small poems or singing a few songs. I can share a bunch of interesting academic papers and references, I can (or not) have long, intimate conversations. I can have (or not) long social/political conversations. I can listen and not give unsolicited advice.
Or, I can bake reaaaaally tasty stuff.
Or even better, I can get you a plant *-* best gift ever IMO!

[ES]
Puedo regalar pequeñas ilustraciones con rotulador y/o acuarelas, pequeños poemas o canciones. Puedo compartir un montón de lecturas académicas interesantes, . Puedo tener largas conversaciones acerca de cosas personales o de cosas sociales. Puedo escuchar y no dar consejos que no se me piden.
O puedo hacer bizcochos y magdalenas que te mueres de gusto.
O te puedo regalar una planta *-*

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

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