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Things I’ve Done Lately That Aren’t Quite Blogging

Instead of bringing you some fresh Original Content, here’s a look at some of the not quite blogging stuff I’ve worked on lately.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye: A Schedule + Professional Update

Oh man, it’s been just over a month since I posted. I swear I haven’t been lazy. If anything, it’s been the opposite problem. Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve been up to in the last month: Portuguese school started again! I joined the board of the Silicon Valley Portuguese Education and Culture Foundation. […]

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Sass + 1: Women in Quidditch

I spent some time with one of my favorite YouTubers, Sequoia Simone, before US Quidditch Cup 10. Between us, we have over a decade of quidditch experience and we’ve held every organizing and officiating role in the sport. We had a great talk about what it’s like being a woman in the positions we’ve held […]

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Shameless Team Promotion: Peninsula Press

“Everyone thinks they know what quidditch is, but quidditch doesn’t even know what it is,” Barcelos said. I said that months ago and it never has felt so true. Click here for more from the Peninsula Press’s article on the Skrewts.

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Countdown to Kissimmee: Face Beat It Pool Party

The crew over at Face Beat It seem to enjoy the sound of my voice and my takes on quidditch, so I got into the pool with them for their US Quidditch Cup 10 Pool Party.

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Joomag Design Academy

How personal blogging helped me land a real life writing job.

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4 Undeniable Truths You Learn When Moving In With Your Significant Other

I might not be at as an intern anymore, but they still like me enough to publish my writing. Here’s something I wrote for them, inspired by Valentine’s Day and moving into Casa Gold Bar with James. 4 Undeniable Truths You Learn When Moving In With Your Significant Other

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It was only a few months ago that I poured my heart and frustrations out to the internet on how it seemed impossible to find a writing job and make a living in Silicon Valley as a not-quite-fresh-anymore college grad. This Is My Life in Silicon Valley is still my most popular post, but it did […]

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NewtCast: Episode 9

I may not have written much this week, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t busy! I joined NewtCast this week to talk Fantastic Beasts. Check it out here if you’re ready to listen to movie (and screenplay!) spoilers. Prepare to listen to me gush about Jacob Kowalski, who may very well have become my new favorite J.K. Rowling character!

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Everything’s Coming Up Barcelos!

After a summer of uncertainty, it feels good to have direction in my life again.

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