In many cultures the concept of Axis Mundi represents the center of the universe, the place where the spiritual world connects with the earthly one. For me, Axis Mundi is the place where we find our center and to which we always seek to return when we feel lost. It is the place where we… Continue reading My house at the end of the world.
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). This date was established in 2004 to commemorate the day when the World Health Organisation removed the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder (in May 17, 1990). 28 years have passed since then and, although there have been important advances, the people from… Continue reading It gets better!
Being unemployed is knowing the anguish that comes from not having the certainty of knowing if you will be able to pay for rent. The last nine months that was my situation. In August of last year, due to budget issues, my contract with the NGO I worked for finished. With that, the most challenging… Continue reading Unemployment: the effective method to kill the ego.
Those who know me know that I love weddings. It fascinates me to see two people who love each other celebrating their love with music, dance, food, friends and family. I've always had an incredible time in all the weddings I've been to . I love weddings so much that I've been planning mine since… Continue reading My first same-sex wedding!
I was in elementary school when I first heard about the horrors committed by the Nazis in the concentration camps. Since then, I have a strong need to know all about this event. In every book I have read about the Holocaust survivors I have found a message of hope and a cry of love… Continue reading While there is love, there is hope
Last week, British scientist Stephen Hawking died. The world was shocked by the news and social media exploded with messages in his honor. I've rarely been emotional about the death of a celebrity but this time was different because I feel I shared some stories with Hawking and that brought a new meaning to this… Continue reading The day I met Stephen Hawking
This Sunday (Monday morning in Oz) is Hollywood's most important night: the Oscars ceremony. Since I was a child, I always look forward for this night. Every year, as soon as the nominations are announced I try to see all the films that compete in the Best Movie category and, if possible, I also try to… Continue reading My Predictions for the 90th Academy Awards
Last weekend I spent a few days with Mark (aka 'mi güero') in Brisbane. This city is the capital of the state of Queensland. One of the things that excited me most about this trip was that I was going to cuddle a koala! For Christmas, Mark gave me a koala cuddle as a present...… Continue reading Cuddling a Koala!
With the beginning of the year I have seen that social networks have been filled with posts asking for book recommendations for this 2018. I love to see that one of the my friends and contacts' resolutions for this year is to read more. On Facebook I've run into posts asking for book recommendations all… Continue reading Book recommendations for 2018
The second week of the year is starting. I used to see the beginning of the year as an opportunity to set goals, purposes and personal challenges. I loved creating a list full of New Year's resolutions. Since three years ago I do not do any of that. In 2015 I decided to put aside… Continue reading No New Year Resolutions for 2018!