How to step out of your (food) comfort zone and into your connection with place: Mexico.

Food is a direct way to connect with an unfamiliar culture. Food takes us to the most primal part of ourselves; it’s what sustains us, comforts us, and excites us – and it gives us insights into another way of living. When we travel we still have to eat. That’s a fact. But we have… Read More How to step out of your (food) comfort zone and into your connection with place: Mexico.

Transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary: Casa de los Venados, Valladolid.

       I’ve always loved “folk” art. Even when I was a teaching courses on ‘high’ art – the renaissance, modernism, post-modernism. Even when I was deeply submerged in post-structuralist and postcolonial theory, I harboured in my heart a deep predilection for art made by the untrained. Art made – like all art really… Read More Transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary: Casa de los Venados, Valladolid.

Swimming underground – the cenotes of Vallalodid, Mexico.

A few years ago the Mexican tourist bureau, picking up on the currency of the adjective “magic”, identified a number of towns and villages as “Pueblo Magico”.  Valladolid in the Yucatan was one of the designated towns, but, arriving into the town one hot, airless afternoon, we felt a little duped. On first sight Valladolid… Read More Swimming underground – the cenotes of Vallalodid, Mexico.

Interview Spotlight: Girl Academy

Originally posted on StartSomeGood:
An interview with the team from Girl Academy. They are working to empower Indigenous teenage mothers to make positive choices by giving young women a safe, supportive and nurturing environment to complete their education – with their babies being cared for in an on-site nursery. Why did you decide to crowdfund?…