I was born in Brasilia in 1990 and in 2001 I arrived to Barcelona. I studied Humanities at the Pompeu Fabra University and in the summer of 2011 I entered the world of journalism with an internship at the newspaper Público. The first press conference I attended was one of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH, Platform of People Affected by Mortgages), and this turned out to be one of the realities to which I most devoted myself. What has stuck me to journalism was the possibility of telling stories of struggles for a better world.
Until 2017, my career was closely linked to daily basis journalism, as reporter and finally coordinator of the newsroom of the Plural Journalism Foundation, and since then I have worked as a freelance journalist in a variety of written and audiovisual projects.
Among the issues that most concern me there are social movements, housing, the right to the city, gender and LGBTI issues or migration. I am currently studying for a master’s degree in Anthropology and Ethnography at the University of Barcelona.
Photo: Sònia Calvó Carrió.
Since 2001 I have been a neighbour of the city of Barcelona, which seems to me a special place from where to look at the world. This city is a global benchmark in terms of urban transformation and citizen resistance.
My house is in the Raval district, which has always been a place of arrival and has given shelter to what the city has wanted to exclude. It is also a space that has suffered particularly aggressive urban policies that did not put the lives of neighbors in the foreground. The Raval is a paradigm of the urban conflicts that confront capital and life nowadays around the world.