The word empathy emerged in the 20th century to express the capacity to understand the feelings of others from right inside oneself. It is derived from the Greek empatheia, although, strictly speaking, this word means passion, affliction (en: inside; pathos: feeling, suffering). The Greek word to denote empathy was sympatheia (“to suffer with” the other […]

For Freedom

For freedom, I bleed, fight, survive. For freedom, my eyes and my hands, like a fleshy tree, generous and captive, I give to the surgeons. For freedom I feel more hearts in my chest than there are grains of sand: foam flows into my veins and I enter the hospitals, and enter in cotton balls […]


We do not want to belong to the world of frontiers made of walls. Where is the frontier between poverty and wealth, truth and lie, love and hatred, sea and land. Where is the frontier that separates people, that which so many pursue, that of birds that migrate in freedom, that of those who set […]