women wearing the koto

Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in the Guianas and Brazil

Welcome back to another week of the anthropology in fashion series, where we learn about the traditional dresses from one region in the world every week. This week, we’ll be looking at traditional clothing from The Guianas and Brazil. The Guianas … Continue reading Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in the Guianas and Brazil

What You Need to Know About Gender and Sexuality Education Under Brazilian Law

Under international law, the right to education includes the right to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) — age-appropriate learning materials that can help foster safe and informed practices to prevent gender-based violence, gender inequality, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies. Gender … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Gender and Sexuality Education Under Brazilian Law

Athlete Granted Asylum During the Pandemic: How the Tokyo Olympics will be Remembered as a Turning Point for Sport

The 2021 Olympic games will be remembered for athletes who took courageous stands on issues such as mental health and diversity. This Olympics will also be remembered for political issues that overshadow sport, such as the case of Belarusian sprinter, … Continue reading Athlete Granted Asylum During the Pandemic: How the Tokyo Olympics will be Remembered as a Turning Point for Sport

A Japanese woman, right after her ceremony, is walking towards a shrine to pray, while dressed in a kimono.

Coming-of-Age Ceremonies: Rituals Across Countries and Cultures

Different cultures have coming-of-age ceremonies that welcome adolescents into adulthood. We’re familiar with America’s Sweet 16, Bar and Bat Mitzvah and Quinceañera. Throughout every culture’s history, we see how they present a boy and girl becoming a man and a … Continue reading Coming-of-Age Ceremonies: Rituals Across Countries and Cultures

Ipanema beach

‘The Girl from Ipanema’: What has Changed in Rio de Janeiro Nowadays?

RIO DE JANEIRO (IPANEMA) — Brazilian elegance steps out into 1960s Rio de Janeiro, chauffeured in a classic Porsche. The pastel pastiche attracts all kinds of people as a guitar picks the city’s hymn: ‘The Girl from Ipanema.’ There is … Continue reading ‘The Girl from Ipanema’: What has Changed in Rio de Janeiro Nowadays?

Nobres Mato Grosso - Blue Lagoon.

Travel Guide: The Best Places to See for an “Off the Beaten Track” Experience in Brazil

Would you like to travel this year? If you say yes, I will show you some places around Brazil that you have probably never heard of. Why did you choose Brazil? In 2016, the country hosted the Olympic Games, showcasing … Continue reading Travel Guide: The Best Places to See for an “Off the Beaten Track” Experience in Brazil