joan is 27. feminist environmental activist from the economic South. loves to eat. loves to read. sings with karaoke tunes. dances with the beat of reggae rock. laughs a lot. smokes a lot too. dresses conventionally in a non-conventional manner. would love to achieve her dream of traveling the Philippines. would like to put the world in her itinerary. she commutes.
"…in order to understand reality, and hence eventually to have the power to change it, we must be prepared to abandon our certainties and to accept the (temporary) pain of an increased uncertainty about the world. Having the courage to confront the unknown is a pre-condition for imagination, and the capacity to imagine another world is an essential element in scientific progress."