Chronicles of Filosofia

RANT - What exactly is a "REAL WOMAN"?

I recently came across some startling images of Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Emma Watson and other A-listers that had been altered by David Lopera, a Spanish computer technician. He transformed these notoriously svelte celebrities into plus-size women. Granted, he’s subjugating the power of photoshop and other image-altering technologies. But it’s sending the wrong message to women.

'These women look much better when they’re overweight' says Lopera, adding ‘that’s a real woman right there’. Statements like these are equal parts annoying and ignorant. I get it. Plus-size women are Lopera’s vision of ideal beauty. But he’s only adding to a dialogue...


How It All Began - Part 1

Most people might call me a fool. I quit a decent job to blindly pursue an endeavor for which I was highly inexperienced. But I don’t believe in living a life I don’t love, 80% of which was consumed by tasks I had zero interest in doing.  I was tired of wasting my weeks in anticipation of the weekend. So, I quit my job, packed my bags and headed south to Brazil with a pal. I had visited once before in 2012 for Carnival, and something summoned me back. Aside from the obvious delicacies of the...