I am actually Colombian, my family is Colombian, and more importantly (aside from my height, 6’2″) I look Colombian.I have lived my entire life, barring the past 5 years of course, in Southern California.
It is an immediate sense of curiosity that some Colombian women have upon meeting a foreigner.Here in Medellin, you do NOT need to play that game.Medellin nightclubs are for dancing, so it’s very easy to go up to a woman in a noisy disco, put out your hand, gesture for her to take it, and start dancing.Mike Newall has been writing for the Inquirer since 2010. Y., he has been writing about Philadelphia crime, courts, politics, and neighborhoods since 2003. And the number stretches closer to a thousand if you trace the map of overdoses to include all those saved by people he has trained to use the life-saving spray: Prevention Point outreach workers, neighborhood librarians, college students, city clean-up workers, business owners, parents. Elvis keeps track of the people he has saved by number. He slept in a neighborhood cemetery and abandoned buildings.Before joining the Inquirer, he was a staff writer and columnist for Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia City Paper. Elvis Rosado is afraid to miss even one day of work. In the last year, Elvis, education and outreach coordinator at the Prevention Point needle exchange in Kensington, has saved 34 people with the overdose-reversing antidote naloxone. By 27, Elvis lay naked on the cold floor of a jail cell, fighting through withdrawal, vowing to be a good father to his baby on the way and soon to be born — the father that he had not had. * “You are not worthless.” That is the message Elvis delivers most.I had to learn everything from experience, and it’s been a blast.