Family Writing: On Pink Pangea: Bite Me: Why I Ate an Insect in the Brazilian Forest

Somehow I missed the opportunity to post my mother’s second travel writing piece on Pink Pangea earlier this year! I couldn’t be prouder of her, but also, her writing it both thoughtful and quite funny, so I can recommend it with only a little bit of bias.

Posing in the village where my mother lived during her stay in the Brazilian tropics, while conducting anthropological research and learning basketry.

Posing in the village where my mother lived during her stay in the Brazilian tropics, while conducting anthropological research and learning basketry.

My brain screams “SWALLOW!”, my stomach shouts “SPIT!”, and my conscience scolds “DON’T YOU DARE!”

In this short piece, she tells the tale of a certain delicacy that she did not necessarily enjoy during her stay with the Bororo Indians in Brazil in the early 1980s.

Read the rest now.

Read more about her first piece here.

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