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Cultural Appropriation: My culture is not a costume

What does the term “cultural appropriation” mean? Cultural appropriation refers to the use of a cultural element of a group dominated by a different, dominant group. The dominant culture takes symbols from other cultures, appropriates them, neglects their original cultures. It generally uses them without permission or knowledge and often for profit. The term “cultural […]

June is (Global) Pride Month, even during a Pandemic

From social injustice comes dissatisfaction, and from dissatisfaction comes popular demand. Popular demand, then, can lead to uprisings.  We can detect this simple reasoning among the riots that we are reading about nowadays. After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Afro-American community is now rising to gain equality within the US society. Black […]

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Women who fight: Zapatismo and the Anti-Capitalist Post-Patriarchal Rift

The uprising of the Zapatista National Liberation Army in Mexico calls us to look inside the struggle of the Zapatistas and the networks woven against the violence of the racist, patriarchal capitalist system. The Zapatista movement in Mexico The Zapatista Army of National Liberation has a pre-colonial structure, communal and collective. People from the Zapatista […]

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Pride Month Going Online: A Good Recipe For Hate Speech?

It’s been half a century since the modern LGBTQ rights movement was born, so this year brings the need for a particularly special celebration. The global pandemic has decided otherwise. This pride month will definitely stay in our memories as an extraordinary one, whether for positive or negative reasons.  An Increasing Vulnerability It is indeed […]

The pandemic does not stop deforestation in the Amazon Jungle

Despite the measures of total and social confinement of some States during the first quarter of this year, the illegal deforestation of the Amazon jungle grew. A 63.75% more in April compared to the same month of the previous year. This was reported by the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE, for its acronym […]

My (…) quarantine!

An interactive photo-project by Michela Sartini During these dark times, some people’s voices might easily disappear. “My (…) Quarantine!” photo-projects aims to give a voice to that person, especially women*, transgender, non-binary, who might find in dangerous situations all over Europe. In order to express their feelings, and in general to understand what they’re going […]

Moving Limits – the blind climber who reached The Breithorn

Blind since he was a child, Dawid Gwoździk has reached The Breithorn. Reaching the summit of a high mountain is always a big triumph for any climber, but for Dawid Gwoździk, the accomplishment is even more impressive. That is because he is blind. Over the years, he discovered a certain sense of freedom through hiking. […]

Bolsonaro VS Coronavirus

The wooden house withstands the strong winds and torrential rains that these months shake the Brazilian Amazon and all its extension. That’s a quiet and beautiful place, full of fauna and native vegetation, 38 km from Santarém, in the Pará State. Miguel, a 32-year-old Spanish boy, lives there. Miguel left his hometown to move to […]

Five ideas to awake your artistic soul during the quarantine

Are you feeling guilty of wasting your time on Netflix and Instagram? Do you feel the desire of revealing your artistic side? I decided to share with you my list of tips to stay creative during the quarantine. I hope it will motivate you. My tips for you — Read the book “Letters to a Young […]