segunda-feira, 28 de agosto de 2017

~ Terra firme.


"Leva a bandeira 
Carrega o pesadelo 
Terra firme só não vale 
Porto seguro é não ter medo"

quarta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2017

~ Home by Warsan Shire



"no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well

your neighbors running faster than you
breath bloody in their throats
the boy you went to school with
who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory
is holding a gun bigger than his body
you only leave home
when home won’t let you stay.

no one leaves home unless home chases you
fire under feet
hot blood in your belly
it’s not something you ever thought of doing
until the blade burnt threats into
your neck
and even then you carried the anthem under
your breath
only tearing up your passport in an airport toilets
sobbing as each mouthful of paper
made it clear that you wouldn’t be going back.

you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land

no one burns their palms
under trains
beneath carriages
no one spends days and nights in the stomach of a truck
feeding on newspaper unless the miles travelled
means something more than journey.
no one crawls under fences
no one wants to be beaten
pitied

no one chooses refugee camps
or strip searches where your
body is left aching
or prison,
because prison is safer
than a city of fire
and one prison guard
in the night
is better than a truckload
of men who look like your father
no one could take it
no one could stomach it
no one skin would be tough enough

the
go home blacks
refugees
dirty immigrants
asylum seekers
sucking our country dry
niggers with their hands out
they smell strange
savage
messed up their country and now they want
to mess ours up
how do the words
the dirty looks
roll off your backs
maybe because the blow is softer
than a limb torn off

or the words are more tender
than fourteen men between
your legs
or the insults are easier
to swallow
than rubble
than bone
than your child body
in pieces.
i want to go home,
but home is the mouth of a shark
home is the barrel of the gun
and no one would leave home
unless home chased you to the shore
unless home told you
to quicken your legs
leave your clothes behind
crawl through the desert
wade through the oceans
drown
save
be hunger
beg
forget pride
your survival is more important

no one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your ear
saying-
leave,
run away from me now
i dont know what i’ve become
but i know that anywhere
is safer than here."

quinta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2017

#stopbodyshaming

So, the media keep assuming numerous women are pregnant based on online pictures. This time it was with Victoria's Secret Angel Sara Sampaio and she tweeted about it.



A woman is pregnant when there's a baby inside her uterus not when she fits some criteria of size or shape people think are standard for pregnancy bellies.

So unless you have ecographic vision please don't assume it just because she's a woman and may have that capability. 


~

Os media continuam a presumir gravidezes de mulheres com base em fotos e no perímetro das barriguinhas. Desta vez foi com a nossa Sara Sampaio e ela não tardou em tweetar a resposta. 
Uma mulher está grávida quando um bebé ocupa o seu útero não quando ela se enquadra em determiandos critérios de forma ou tamanho que as pessoas consideram standard para "barrigas de grávida".
Por isso a não ser que tenham visão ecográfica por favor não assumam uma gravidez só porque se trata de uma mulher e pode ter essa capacidade. 

segunda-feira, 7 de agosto de 2017

Na revista Diagnóstico.



"(...) Para o resto da minha vida nunca vou esquecer o que vi, o que ouvi, o que fiz e o que senti (...). Enquanto estudantes de medicina somos chamados a dar resposta a este tipo de crises, a participar, a dar mais de nós e não podemos ficar indiferentes à atualidade que nos rodeia. Espero com este texto dar-vos a conhecer a minha experiência, mas também, quem sabe, motivar alguém a fazer o mesmo!

Artigo que escrevi para a revista Diagnóstico do MedUBI e que podem ler na integra aqui, nas páginas 46 e 47.

sábado, 5 de agosto de 2017

[Detach what doesn't matter]


Yesterday I saw this brilliant illustration by Miguel Feraso Cabral on a Portuguese magazine and was instantly reminded why I went to Greece on the first place and why November can't come soon enough. The world may forget, I wont. 

~

Ontem vi esta imagem na Revista Visão, uma ilustração brilhante de Miguel Feraso Cabral que me fez lembrar do porquê de eu ter ido para a Grécia em primeiro lugar e de já não poder mais esperar por lá voltar! O mundo pode esquecer mas eu não... 

segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2016

Heartwarming moment!


I forgot to share this sooner. It simply warmed my heart. This is how our world will change.
Tinha-me esquecido de partilhar este vídeo que há uns dias me aqueceu o coração! O futuro da humanidade está aqui, é assim que o mundo muda.