• Colombia
  • Ajá Quiubo: De Nuevo en Bogotá.

    “Ajá quiubo” is a coloquial term in Colombia for saying “Hey, what’s up?”. Ajá, comes from the coastal region of Colombia to mean: “yes”, and used as a feeling of acknowledgement/recognition, while also not really meaning or saying anything at all. Quiubo, comes from “que hubo” (what happened) and has been shortened and simplified to: […]

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  • #MeToo

    This week, the hashtag #metoo prompted thousands of women (many of them your own friends, family, and classmates and co-workers) to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and assault, in order to put a visual understanding on the magnitude of this problem: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or […]

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  • #Niunamás #Niunamenos: Colombia facing a shift in social inequalities?

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    Recently, the world has felt the impact of some really terrible and tragic obstacles; particularly in both my countries, the US and Colombia. While the rhetoric of super alt-right groups in America are fostering fear and socially destructive setback, bombs are being dropped on hospitals in Aleppo. While Native American’s are fiercely uniting across The Great […]

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  • Mexican Food in Bogota: La Verdad!

    Okay so let’s take a break from talking about parties and let’s talk about FOOD: Mexican food (in Bogota)! One of the things I grew up hearing way too often was “You must love spicy food! You’re Colombian!” or “Ugh I can’t wait to eat a million burritos when I come visit you!” (1. Colombian’s […]