At first, I wanted to title this blog ‘apaixonera’, which I intended to be a play on the Portuguese word ‘apaixonar’, meaning ‘to fall in love, be infatuated’. Another spin on the definition is ‘to be passionate’. I wanted this to be about the thoughts and adventures of a passionate youth as she casts fear aside. But isn’t that what a blog is these days anyway?
Sojourner is more fitting. I wailed for much of my life about not belonging anywhere. Because I belong to the road. The daily sojourner—the girl who travels to a new place every day. More than a place. A new promise. A new set of possibilities.
My name is StephAnn Feroza. I’m an undergraduate student, but I’m also a teacher, a dreamer, a singer-songwriter coming out of the closet, and a sister.
Welcome to my corner of the world.