The Delicate Art of Cutting Hair

I once had a linguistics professor who told our class “The two jobs that can get you anywhere in the world are teaching English, and cutting hair.”  While I have…

The Push to Be White

I faced the camera with the air of someone awaiting a root canal.  Always preferring to be behind the lens rather than in front of it, and liking to capture…

Pride and Pageantry, Colombia

Miss Sea Party, Miss Panela (Sugarcane), Miss Fish Season, Miss Potato, Miss Coffee Farmer, Miss Good Shepherd… these are just a few beauty pageants you could attend if visiting Colombia….

He Says My Beard is Sexy

Being of Portuguese descent, I have more facial hair than I am often comfortable revealing. I often shave my “beard”, “mustache” and “sideburns” to appear more normal in the United…

Nails

My step aunt Kristina gave me the best advice that I had been given in a long time. Before leaving for Haiti, she told me to pick out some good…