Somos São Paulo

Reblog from my dear friend Jana at Paulista Pursuits

“…Sao Paulo’s incredible diversity had quite an impact on how quickly I felt comfortable here. While the initial adaptation may have been tough at times, I never felt like I had to worry about standing out in regards to race and ethnicity (outside of my very American accent that is). Even if you don’t watch the entire video, within the first few minutes you get an idea that the faces of Sao Paulo are very much like those of New York City.  There are immigrants from around the world that call themselves Brazilian and their stories are beautiful. It has fostered immeasurable pride, that I too feel even after only a few years of calling these 18 million people my neighbors.”

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