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Stories From Val's Family: Memories

Stories From Val's Family: Memories … Read More»

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Returning to Val

I am back in Rio de Janeiro sitting in the house of my dear friend and Brazilian sister Val. … Read More»

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"Uprising in Favela Violence"

It’s exactly 6.15 am. This morning I had an unfamiliar wake-up call, a loud rumble that instead of being above my head seemed right on top of my house. It was the famous besourão. … Read More»

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Hands in the Fire

The following essay is one I wrote in 2006 when I was living in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. It has felt relevant to me lately during the inspiring process of Voice of Our Future. "Hands in the Fire" … Read More»

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Where She Lived

Where she lived the onyx night was cracked open by gunfire and the sillowhette of her sister’s head shaking, ‘no, no, no’. … Read More»

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"What We Do With Silence"

I have been thinking a lot about my second family, a group of women- a mother and two daughters, who live in the difficult favela system of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. … Read More»

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