Who’s who in 2018?
More than the names in these books, I think some of the best people in 2018 have been the ones I’ve met doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways. From showing generosity and compassion to just being an active listener, these people are the true MVPs.
Growing up Peruvian I remember people commenting on the appearance of Peruvian women and Peruvian people in general and how compare to other countries in Latin America - they were the “less attractive” because they had more of an indigenous appearance 👀 oh yesssss people would say ignorant shit like that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Growing up I would hear people comment “she’s really pretty considering she’s Peruvian” about one of my friends. Most comments surprisingly never came from non Latinos but from other Latinos themselves. Growing up Peruvian it was just something I was used to hearing, plus there’s still so much white washing in Latin America that I could see why people would fight their own indigenous background and try and fit in to what is considered a beautiful and real latina- PSA we DO NOT ALL LOOK LIKE JLO OR SOFIA 👏🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Those ignorant comments-I would roll my eyes at them,ignore them. My mum raised me to be happy and to love myself and my appearance, Im extremely proud to be Peruvian, most of the time people can guess straight away and it opens up conversation of a trip they’ve just made to Peru. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A couple of months ago I heard a guy comment and talked down about my “indigenous” appearance,while his friends tried to hush him up. 👀 ooh yessssss shit like this happens and he was from Peru too 🤦🏽♀️ . It took me a minute to process what I heard and it took me a minute to decide if I was finally going to say something about it and not just ignore it. I confronted the situation and got a cowardly “oh no I didn’t say anything,sorry“ 🙄
Representation matters. People travel to Peru to learn about our culture,our food, our history, the Incas. They don’t go to Peru to learn about its colonisers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The reason why the World Cup was such an important time for Peruvians was because it made everyone proud of where they came from. Instead of forgetting our roots and history and rejecting our appearances- it made us say. WE ARE HERE. 🇵🇪 Our culture and our indigenous ancestors are what makes us so beautiful. TENGO EL ORGULLO DE SER PERUANA Y SOY FELIZ 🇵🇪 #marcaperu
As refreshing and purifying as water, with the power to penetrate skin. (WaterThruSkin) Let’s reach soul-deep. Always! 💙 Off I go again, guys. This time to explore a place and an eco-friendly hotel that have been on my mind for years, and I finally transformed them into reality. Patagonia! Any of you been? What’s a destination you’ve been dreaming of? A lot of you have been asking me about my story. About how I became an eco travel blogger, and how and why I get to travel every month. I’ll try to share my story with you this week. Post or LIVE sesh if I get enough reception in Patagonia. Now, if I suddenly disappear from the social media world for the next 5 days, you know to the answer to the mystery already. (No wifi. Disconnecting to reconnect...with nature 😉🍃) In the meantime, write your questions below. What do you want to know about me?👇
Tan refrescante y energizante como el agua, con el poder de penetrar piel. (WaterThruSkin) Lleguemos a la profundidad del alma. Siempre. 💙 Y nos vamos una vez más! Esta vez a explorar un lugar y un hotel ecológico que han estado en mi mente por años, y ahora finalmente los transformo en realidad. Patagonia! Alguno de ustedes ya ha estado? Con qué destinos sueñan? Varios me han estado preguntando por mi historia. Sobre cómo me convertí en bloggera de viajes ecológicos, y cómo y por qué viajo cada mes. Intentaré compartir un poco esta semana en un post, o EN VIVO, si tengo suficiente recepción en la Patagonia. Ahora, si de repente desaparezco del mundo de las redes sociales durante los próximos 5 días, ya saben la respuesta. (Sin wifi. Desconectando para volver a conectar ... con la naturaleza 😉🍃) Mientras tanto, escriban sus preguntas aquí abajo. Qué quieren saber de mi? 👇 #liveconsciously#sustainableliving#greentravel#waterthruskin