Nathalie Vassallo
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Nathalie Vassallo takes pictures, writes, doodles, translates and makes other miscellany as inspired. From Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian now lives in New York City and works in advertising. Follow her musings @nathvassallo.

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E os economistas? Vão votar em quem?

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 5:45 PM

O site "Brasil de Fato" publicou o manifesto lançado por um grupo de economistas declarando apoio a Dilma Rousseff. "Na carta, eles justificam o apoio devido às políticas econômicas do PT dos últimos 12 anos que beneficiaram milhões de pessoas a terem acesso ao emprego, ao crédito e...

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The Biggest Scandal of the Brazilian Presidential Campaign Involves Lindsay Lohan

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 3:24 PM

The Brazilian political scene was rattled by an unlikely meddler. "Was Lindsay Lohan paid to endorse their presidential candidate on social media?" -- wondered the Internet in the Southern Hemisphere. That would be illegal in Brazil -- and unquestionably sleazy anywhere else. On Tuesday, October 21, the actress posted, on...

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Em Quem Votar? (INFOGRÁFICO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 10:56 AM

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Eu não acredito em jornalismo neutro. Por isso, declaro minha posição antes de expor a pesquisa que me levou a mesma. A princípio, meu apoio e admiração foram para Luciana Genro; no segundo turno, entretanto, faço das palavras de Daniel Sasaki as minhas...

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Dica de Drauzio Varella para os homofóbicos

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 12:06 PM

Todo mundo concorda: Drauzio Varella sabe de tudo e só fala a verdade. Há umas três semanas, o doutor (cientista, escritor e professor) falou sobre homossexualidade no seu canal do YouTube. Em pouco mais de três minutos, Varella esclareceu o tema, desfez alguns mitos e deixou...

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New Film Questions The Meaning Of 'Women's Work​'

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Women have made great strides in the workplace since the ​sixties​, but we​ a​re still making 78 cents for each dollar a man earns, and there's still a discrepancy in what's considered "women's work" and what's deemed a "man's job." The most common occupation for women today is still the...

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Sendo gay no Rio e em Nova York: uma conversa com Mari Veiga

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Mari Veiga, do site para meninas GrupoHPM, pediu pra me entrevistar. Eu disse que sim, mas com uma condição: entrevistá-la de volta. O que ela escreveu - sobre mim - está aqui. E um pouco do que conversamos - desde a diferença entre ser gay no...

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(NOT) Happy About the World Cup

(2) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 12:47 PM

...but creating pretty great media to express the discontent.

"Are you going to the World Cup?!"Brazilians have been getting this question more than any other -- even more than "are there monkeys on the streets" and "do you speak Brazilian." The country that loves soccer is finally hosting the World...

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You Didn't Show Up for Your Stoning

(24) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 4:53 PM

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With a few effortless clicks, we all now have the power to be an activist. A decent internet connection and a social media platform or two enable us to start dialogues, promote causes we believe in and have our voices heard when battling...

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O problema do gay

(50) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 2:10 PM

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"O Problema do gay" - começava minha mãe, "é a necessidade que ele tem de ser aplaudido". Estávamos no nosso natal-de-nós-duas do ano passado e conversávamos sobre tolerância. Bom, essa é a minha versão - na de minha mãe, conversávamos sobre essa história de...

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10 jeitos de não reagir quando alguém sai do armário (GIFs)

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 4:03 PM

Ao sair do armário, muito gay sonha com um mundo perfeito. Em nossas fantasias, os amigos serão super compreensíveis e nossas mães vão até fazer uma festa, de tanta alegria e orgulho.

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Bom, alguns de nós têm sorte e, de fato,...

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10 Ways Not to React to Someone's Coming Out

(40) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 3:45 PM

When some of us come out, we dream of a perfect world. In our fantasies, our friends will be very understanding and supportive and our mothers will even throw a dance party, from all the joy and proudness.

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Well, some of...

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We Need Better Than Tolerance

(7) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 11:41 AM

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This is dedicated to those who claim to accept and respect homosexuality and yet squirm and turn away from the sight of a same-sex kiss; to those who call their gay child to ask if it was "really necessary to publicize their...

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What I Learned From 'Sober October'

(6) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 6:59 PM

The tenth month of the year has a cornucopia of reasons for excitement: beautiful fall in New York; the fun of picking a Halloween costume; pumpkin-flavored booze and all the drinking; sports season and all the drinking; Oktoberfest and all the drinking; dress-up parties and all the drinking.... But October...

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