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Julia Salomone

Julia Salomone is passionate about the outdoors, writing, education, travel, and art. She is involved in promoting advocacy on topics such as environmental issues, women's rights, and gun reform. Her goals for the year are to make a difference, learn Portuguese, develop deep relationships with her community and other fellows, and write a lot!


8 months later…

May 25, 2019

This is a video of where I lived in Floripa, where I worked, where I traveled, and some of the lovely friends I made in the process. Obrigdada pra tudo Floripa, te amo.

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Something Found

May 18, 2019

Here is a poem I forgot I had written around September of last year, after about a few weeks of being in country. I think I was really hoping to be in an emotional space I wasn't quite in yet. I don't think I really understood it at that point, but reading it now, I...

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Falling in Love

April 21, 2019

It was the beginning of January and I still wore fear like a scarf around my neck. I was grappling with it – truly! The week before I had even eaten a new type of pastel my friends had been begging me to try. I came to Brazil very afraid of the world around me...

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15 things I will miss about being in Floripa

April 2, 2019

1. Long bus rides to TILAG when the sun is setting 2. Walking through the forest every morning to work 3. Reading on the little island near my host family’s house 4. My host brother working on his art 5. Waking up every morning to work with animals 6. Swimming in an ocean surrounded by...

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A day in Florianopolis

February 12, 2019

7AM I wakeup (unless the goats next door wake me up earlier…) and quickly have breakfast and get dressed for work, making sure not to forget a lunch for later in the day (I forget one more often than I’d like to admit…) and rush out the door by 7:30AM to walk to apprenticeship nearby....

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From Florida to Floripa

September 3, 2018

I have been in Floripa for one day and have already fallen in love with a isla da magia. Walking down the steps of the plane onto the tarmac we could already feel the difference from being back home. I heard someone near me say “I can breathe fuller.” The air is different, cleaner, smelling...

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