Angus Larsen

Angus is passionate about social justice issues & civil rights. He is involved in a Sexual Wellness Education and Empowerment Team, HIV/AIDS Peer Education and holds a strong interest in LGBT education and civil rights. His goals for the year include developing an understanding for Brazilian social justice issues and education, immerse himself in a culture vividly different form his own and taking on new and unexpected perspectives to develop his perspective on the issues he may tackle. Meeting people of different languages, cultures and backgrounds inspires Angus to critically consider the ethics of his decisions with the issues her concerns himself with.


Christmas… or the lack thereof.

I realise that I haven’t written a blog in what seems like forever! This is due to several reasons: I have been busy with some awesome projects. Some new ones have started to line up, so I think I am gonna leave explaining them until I actually get them done. This blog is more of…

26 December, 2016

When the pictures you take and the house you live in isn’t what the website showed.

Since the very first day I arrived at my new host family, I noticed that this was a starkly different scene I was walking up to. The large gate I stood outside of, waiting to open, sat 10 meters from the busy mainstreet that ran along the beautiful Lagoa de Conceição, where we had passed…

07 November, 2016

I miss autumn and I have successfully surprised myself at how much Ilove blogging.

I woke up to a surprisingly cold (weather-wise) reminder that it was my birthday. For a split-second I felt like it was home because the shiver as I woke reminded me of autumn, except here it is spring. I also woke up to an unfamiliar site for someone like me at this time of the…

28 October, 2016

What stays the same, doesn’t do so for too long.

It has been two weeks since I moved in with my new host family, but there has been much more that has come along with that. It feels as though my whole routine here has now made a 180 degree turn and there is much more on the exterior to observe and write about, so…

25 October, 2016

Change of Scenery, Change of Mind

Oi pessoal! Wow, the last few weeks, let alone days, have been busy. There has been much to learn, not only about the community that surrounds me during my time here in Brasil, but about myself too, and how exactly I fit into the scheme of things here. For those of you who didn’t know,…

10 October, 2016

When It Isn’t You Pushing Yourself

With the inability to communicate (and the lack of people around to communicate with, thereof) comes much time to reflect, observe and eat acai bowls. The change of scenery from Curitiba to Florianopolis, too, holds much to do with this. The connection I had managed to build in Curitiba during the time I found myself…

24 September, 2016

Swept Away and Finding Comfort – Exploring the Tip of a Very Large Iceberg.

The colours of the buildings in Centro that surround the Feirinha do Largo da Ordem, the location for the small Sunday market that bustles with people every Sunday, and the beautiful street art, bursting with colours, captivates not only my eyes, but stimulates my emotions pulls me out of a reality that I need to…

13 September, 2016

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