Reflections from the nine month mark

I recently submitted my third quarter reflection to the Watson Foundation, and I only have three months left of my Watson year. I also graduated from Wesleyan University about a year ago. It’s hard to believe; time moves in strange ways when you’re constantly immersed in the unknown. Here are my reflections from my third… Continue reading Reflections from the nine month mark

Creando conciencia y felicidad

Greeting from São Paulo, the largest city in South America! I have left Argentina behind and moved onto Brazil, but I’ve been meaning to tell the story of a cooperative that left a huge impression on me back in Buenos Aires. Below is my story of Creando Conciencia and the new perspective it has given… Continue reading Creando conciencia y felicidad

Half-way there

Welcome back to my blog after a long break! The few months have been a whirlwind, exploring the interior of Argentina and then enjoying Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval. And I’ve passed my half-way point in my Watson year! I’d like to share with you my six-month reflection that was submitted to the Watson Foundation a… Continue reading Half-way there

There’s a map for that

Hola de mi casa en Buenos Aires! It has been awhile since I’ve checked in, but I’ve been busy navigating the exciting capital of Argentina, trying to disguise myself as a Porteña. Che, me llamo Mica y estoy tomando mate (llamo is pronounced sha-mo of course). However, my absence is no commentary on the cooperative… Continue reading There’s a map for that

Reflecting after three months

The Watson is a very unique fellowship—there is no required end product. However, fellows do turn in “quarterly reports” to the Watson offices every three months. Although I am not typically one to broadcast my feelings online, I have decided to share my first quarterly report here to give my readers a sense of how… Continue reading Reflecting after three months

Barcelona’s Solidarity Economy Festival, also known as My Happy Place

So far on my Watson, nothing has happened in its planned order. Basque Country came before Barcelona and Barcelona stretched into a two-month stay (sorry Andalucia). However, I recently found myself in exactly the right place at the right time. My last full weekend in Barcelona happened to coincide with the city’s Fira d’Economia Solidària… Continue reading Barcelona’s Solidarity Economy Festival, also known as My Happy Place

“Els carrers seran sempre nostres”

I don’t want to attempt to write the history of Catalonia or summarize Catalan independence politics. Choose your favorite news source and I guarantee they’ll be at least one article explaining the economic and cultural reasoning behind the referendum or the increasingly strange series of events that has taken place over past two weeks. But… Continue reading “Els carrers seran sempre nostres”