What We Do
Founder of Footloose Lemon Juice, Charlotte is currently living in Denver, Colorado. She works as a content and marketing assistant in a theatre and a church. You’ll find her in a hammock at weekends making digital watercolour art and sampling the US’ vast array of candy.
Over the last 9 years I’ve lived in Ecuador, Guatemala, Spain, Brazil (3 years), Italy and now the great city of Denver, USA.
There have been enough tears to drown a nation, but also I met the love of my life on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
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You can learn about previous life in Italy from my interview in expat.com here.
A broad selection of topics spanning from my home town and tourist hub Rio de Janeiro, to the winding villages of the State of Minas Gerais’ countryside.
To get you started try:
Writing is therapeutic. As is pouring your heart out and laughing at yourself through storytelling.
Start with the following anecdotes:
Or dive into our moving abroad resources:
After years pondering starting a blog, we took the plunge to move to Italy. It was less than the fairytale situation where I ended up living in an Italian industrial estate and Henrique (my husband) in a medieval fortified village. I found myself jobless, Italianless and with few prospects.
One day I woke up with a cheek puffed up like a hamster and the headache only befitting of a root canal. 3 root canal sessions later, 1 without an anesthetic, 3 without facemasks, and I drew the line. This was too good to keep to myself.
One of the first blogs was RIP crabs – when Henrique serenaded me with live crustanceans that I then had to slowly freeze to death and boil up into a broth. The blog took off from there.
I’m from Manchester, UK, from a small suburb called Cheadle Hulme.
I used to want to be a vet. Lol, I do not have the compassion for that career.
I took a gap year working and then traveling to Ecuador for 3 months. Myself and Latin America have been inseparable ever since.
I’ve played tennis for 5 years and only twice beat my husband.
I can eat Lime Chili Doritos until I can’t feel my face.
I taught English in Brazil for 3 years and now teach Portuguese at the University of Denver.
House plants took over my life. There’s 15 of them in my 600 square ft apartment.
Born in ’92.
I moved to Brazil to study abroad in an exchange program in 2014. During this time, I met my now husband, Henrique. We married 4 years later in England and had a repeat party a year later in the same place, but with friends and family flying in from around the world.
Yes, I graduated from University of Liverpool in Latin American Studies. Half my degree was languages (Spanish and Portuguese) the other half culture and history.
This is my 10th year studying Portuguese and I still fumble on a bunch of words and tenses.
I attempt to read 30 – 40 books a year. Sometimes it rounds in on 10. Life is erratic. Though, i’ll stress, I became actually readable (as in an audience wider than my mother and husband) after I poured myself over other people’s works. P.s. if you are living in another country, historical fiction in conjunction with non-fiction is the best way to get to grips with your new societal qualms.
Top books for writing direction are Ann Handley’s Everyone Writes or Stephen King’s On Writing. Ash Ambirge’s website The Middle Finger Project is an endless resource for freelance writers, she also published a gem of a book with the same name.
Once you start digging around, you’ll find any book, blog or journalist’s memoire will prescribe writing every day at a designated time. Practice is the only way.
I’m an amateaur at design, but a budding learner.
I learnt the process of graphic design from Linkedin Learning courses. Getting to grips with the Adobe software for instance. Skillshare also has some valid courses. Check out whether your workplace offers any of these subscriptions for free!
For digital art and resources I use Every-Tuesday, the owner Teela also offers some courses on Skillshare.