In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.
I now know what he meant, but it’d take me years to fully appreciate it.
Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.
I cannot touch it, but in the wind.
“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”
Jason South, a Canadian, offers us insights into how he landed in American football and in Leipzig with German and foreign players, and how to be recruited to play abroad.