Author: emmagoude

International award winning documentary filmmaker and writer. Author of 'My Beautiful Psychosis' a memoir making sense of madness. Working towards a revolution in our mental health services.
A Book About Love

Tango, Camino, Romeo

I’ve started writing my second book, Tango, Camino, Romeo. It is another memoir and a quest to find love. A spiritual odyssey and roller coaster of an adventure: I walk the Camino to Santiago; travel to Guatemala; and explore the Argentinian tango scene in Buenos Aires. I have written the first draft of Tango, Camino, Romeo in a quarter of… Read more →

Cleaning in Latin America

Cleaning Latin American Style

Everything is different here in Argentina. Everything. There is even a different way to mop. In this Vlog I put on my metaphorical marigolds and do some cleaning. Latin American style. This is the last Vlog I’m going to share on this Blog so if you don’t want to miss any future updates then please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.… Read more →

Grounding In Quarantine

Grounding In Quarantine

Living in an apartment, in a concreted city, with strict Argentinian lockdown restrictions, makes grounding in quarantine difficult. Since Lockdown was declared in Argentina, on 20th March, I’ve been unable to get to sleep. My nervous system has kicked in and is ready to fight or run. Neither of which is necessary right now. I need it to settle, rest… Read more →

Exercise Rant In Quarantine

Exercise Rant In Quarantine

Lockdown is more strict here in Argentina. We’re not allowed to go out for exercise in quarantine. I’ve had to find another way to stay fit indoors. I needed a workout routine that could be done without any equipment or special shoes. I don’t even have a pair of trainers with me. Looking for something suitable set me off on… Read more →

Lockdown Declared In Argentina

Lockdown Declared In Argentina

With only 128 active cases of coronavirus Argentina declared lockdown would commence on 20th March. A policed enforced nationwide quarantine has come early, activating my nervous system. I was confused about exactly when it was going to start -thinking that midnight 20th March meant at the end of the day rather than the start of it. I also didn’t know… Read more →

Approaching Lockdown In Argentina

Approaching Lockdown In Argentina

The situation changed daily as we approached lockdown in Argentina. Flights from Europe and the US ceased. The British Ambassador urged all British Nationals to return to the UK. The atmosphere in the city felt different: queues formed outside of pharmacies and supermarkets so as to limit the number of people inside. Shelves emptied, which took me by surprise as… Read more →

Tango In The Time Of Coronavirus

Tango In The Time Of Coronavirus

The tango community in Buenos Aires got together and decided to close all of the milongas and tango schools until 25th March 2020 because of the Coronavirus. Tango In The Time Of Coronavirus. Many dancers come from all over the world, which puts Argentina at risk of the virus spreading further. It originally arrived from Italy when an Argentinian traveller… Read more →

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