Carolina De Robertis, a top Uruguayan-American author/filmmaker of white European-Uruguayo descent, and her wife, filmmaker Pamela Harris, an African-American, recently did an interview with Being Latino and the Los Afro-Latinos Facebook group. They recount their experiences, including their surprise at discovering the African heritage of now mostly-white Uruguay, and that of encountering racism here.
Nonetheless, they both feel that Uruguay is for them. The best place for they as a same-sex lesbian, interracial, expat couple and parents of a toddler, to live, work, and thrive as a family. Enlightening reading on several aspects: racism, art, Uruguayan history, Uruguay’s openness to GLBT people, and the parallels/differences between US and Uruguayan history of slavery and its aftermath.
Our main link for this interview goes directly to one of our two Google+ sites, Uruguay For Me. G+ is open to everyone to read, and anybody with any Gmail, YouTube, Google Reader (RIP), Picasa, or any other Google service already has a Google+ ID, even if you didn’t know it. So feel free to comment either there, or right here on the blog in our newly enhanced comment system, Disqus.
Uruguay For Me is the brand and website name we’ll be launching later this year to provide referrals to service providers, customized info packages and arrangements, selling our upcoming ebook on how to do your own expat life paperwork, and more. We’ll have connections to translators, interpreters, pet relocators, movers, legal, and financial folks who can help you with whatever part of your expatriation and immigration you need to outsource, while you remain in control of your overall budget-expat immigration. As well as helping you do your own Uruguay Reality-Check™ and Uruguay Test Drive™ to answer the question, Is Uruguay For Me? Soon, you’ll be able to find your own answer, with our and our network’s help at UruguayFor.Me. Yes, that’s the actual URL. For now, it will bring you right here at Uruguay Expat Life, the blog, and later to our new site.