Age 20 – Angola
My name is Carla Almeida, I’m African-European and fluent in 3 languages that I learned alone. I was raised in Angola, where my parents live, and where I live until I’m 17, that same year I began my journey around the world for academic reasons, the first stop was Brazil where I finished my secondary studies.
Today I am in the Argentine capital where I joined the university system, I am on the way to my third year of Computer Systems Engineering at UAI (Universidad Abierta Interamerica). I believe that small actions are the mark of great changes, so as an artist (writer, singer and photographer) I believe in positive changes through it, and I aspire to be the voice of those who are constantly working for a system that reinforces social inequalities around the world.
These big, small actions are everywhere, they can range from advocating individual or collective rights, to protecting the environment where they occur, however obvious it seems there is no peace without home where it can settle. In other words, collective well-being also resides in environmental awareness, in the separation of residues, in the products we choose to consume and in how we detach ourselves from them. Living in a city like Buenos Aires allows me to make conscious choices, from the bag I use to go to the market to the means of transportation I use to get around, having these tools in my favor, I find the means to cause these small big impacts.