WHO AM I?
Hi there! I am Nana Soares, a proud Brazilian and Latin-American feminist and activist. I find it very difficult to explain my professional life - that's why I created this website. I've explored many things and studied a few others. I love this myriad of experiences and I am ALWAYS willing to learn more.
I've studied Journalism at the University of São Paulo (2014) and I hold a Masters in Gender and Development by the Institute of Development Studies/University of Sussex (UK- 2019). I want to fight inequalities and build a more equal world. Violence and Health are two of the topics I've worked on and researched the most.
I've written, created, planned and produced content for VARIOUS projects and media outlets (still do!). I also work as a researcher, consultant, analyst, translator and I've done some important advocacy - all focused on gender equality and its intersections with race and sexuality. And this is what I want to keep doing.
I have worked in Brazil, both in Portuguese and English.
Some important facts about me: I think knowledge should be accessible and I really don't think people fit into boxes.
Although you will see some important work on this website, there is a lot of expertise and skills that links cannot show you. Feel free to contact me to know more :)
Words on Editora Abril, Época, Estadão, Projeto Draft, Itaú Mulher Empreendedora, and more (brief portfolio in Portuguese). Also collaborated with projects on gender equality such as Programaria and Aids News Agency. I have also worked with digital and branded content and as a Content Curator at Twitter Brazil.
Currently, I am working with NGOs such as Article 19 and Ação Educativa. And I am a volunteer researcher at Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW), studying antigender politics in Latin America.
I've also hosted a podcast on pop culture and feminism called Pop Don't Preach.
Worked as a consultant on gender equality and representation for big agencies such as AlmapBBDO.
I've given several talks in companies (such as 99, ProPay and Avon) about gender equality and gender-based violence.
And on the bad days at least I can say I was...
A Chevening Scholar (2018-2019);
Recognised as the best dissertation of my Masters;
One of the Inspiring Women of 2016 in the category Communications (list by Think Olga);
Awarded a journalistic prize in 2015 (prêmio Estadão). The category was the best article of Services, and the awarded project was the final project of my class of Economic Journalism.