Ariella Brodie-Weisberg is passionate about experiencing moments in all their beauty, writing, and getting out of her head to laugh a little. She is involved in mentoring students in her community, the LGBTQ+ community, and plays rugby. She is inspired by little moments and the people she gets to meet. Her favorite poem is __The Invitation__ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, who writes, "It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence."
Her goals for the year are to create meaningful connections both because of and despite cultural differences, learn how she can be a more patient and compassionate person, and to laugh with people.
Upon arriving in Garopaba, a feeling of unwelcomeness seeped into every space I occupied, both internal and external. I felt too intense, too radical, too political too masculine, too much of too many things. I considered my queerness, something that informs most of what I…
25 November, 2018
To my friends and family, In thinking about leaving for Brazil, I have thought a lot about running away. Running away from Oakland, from the tough persona I developed in high school. Running from parts of my life that I didn’t know how to…
25 August, 2018