— Jill Shalvis, Get A Clue (via quotes-shape-us)
I found this detailed comment in the comments of the WSJ feature on slum tourism, and I thought it was spot on, so I leave it here without my personal commentary:
"I certainly understand the controversy about slum tours. I am both FOR and AGAINST them. Let me explain this.
I was born, grew up and still live in Brazil’s largest slum or favela. Life is dificult yes, but not impossible. I am proud to live here in Rocinha. I will never leave here, but I do not want to leave here. This is my home. This is my feelings about this issue of slum/favela tourism.
What I like about the tours is the contact I get from foreigners who come here. This interaction helps me to educate people about my life here in the favela. When foreigners come here I feel like my home/favela has value and are worth to be seen. The Brazilian goverment mostly ignores us and helps us very little. We want our voice to be heard. I want to feel that somebody on the outside cares about us and recognizes that we exist. Up until about 5 years ago favelas did not exist on maps. Why was this? Many foreigners come to learn how we create and live in our comunity with little or no goverment involvement. Others come because of the art and culture that exists here. I do not judge why people come, they confirm that we exist.
The Winner of The Voice: Bulgaria Performs a Final Duet With Coach
Someone who really embodies this show’s platform - a magnetic voice that just sucks you into a different universe!
— Shakespeare, Henry The Fourth, Part 1 Act 5, scene 4, 115–121
— Emerson, Self Reliance.
Bravo, Carla. Football should help sustainable development above all.
— Letitia Baldrige, “A Lady First”, 2001
Usually feel like half of the Champions League Heineken ads are predictable - but this year was great. Particularly love this one, genius idea, well-acted out and directed by Diego Luna! Shot in Mexico City/ London. Kudos Heineken and production partners Rushes and Whiskey Pictures.