Joana Mouzinho

Joana Mouzinho is passionate about making sense of the world around her through writing. While in United World College in Armenia, she became deeply involved in issues such as education, feminism and poverty. Her goals for the year are as always: To continue being happy, ambitious and mindful - only this time, in India. "Do not think of yourself and bodhisattwa as a separate. When we see and hear the suffering of others and respond to that suffering, we are the heads and arms of the bodhisattwa.


The moment I reconnected with a long lost sense of magic

And it went like this: Mei Mei, Papa Shaei i mei, Shaei i mei, Ahh ud ka kpoh Ahh kwah ja noh Shaei i mei Ahh to wan noh Kloi kloi ban ban ja noh Shaei i pa, Shaei pa, Ahh kua lea kai Lea…

26 March, 2019

O poema de quem me tornei / The poem of who I’ve become

Escrevi este poema em Shillong, nordeste da Índia, olhando o sol descer sob um rio que acabava em si mesmo. Ao longe, um homem remava. Tanta paixão que eu sinto vendo um homem remar embora a enormidade dos seus sonhos. Tanta paixão que eu sinto…

26 March, 2019


Estatuto Do Homem por Thiago de Melo Santiago de Chile, Abril 1964 Artigo I Fica decretado que agora vale a verdade. agora vale a vida, e de mãos dadas, marcharemos todos pela vida verdadeira. Artigo II Fica decretado que todos os dias da semana, inclusive…

17 March, 2019


It is Saturday afternoon and I find myself aimlessly walking towards a very concrete goal. Suddenly a very peculiar sense of overwhelmingness hits me: one which, although interiorized, has not become less surreal nonetheless. The body and identity within which I conduct and which helps…

03 February, 2019

On teaching

On teaching (title unapologetically inspired by Joan Didion’s “On self-respect”) The value of education lies in the fact that it is as transformative to the educator as it is for the one receiving education: It is mutual. From what I have grown to know about…

06 November, 2018

Fragility, Scarcity, Purpose, Love.

Fragility, Scarcity, Purpose, Love. It has been hard for me to write. It has been hard for me to gather my thoughts, to put into words what is best remain untold; what is too great to be explained. I guess this a great way of…

30 September, 2018

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