I am a believer in the universal language of XOXO. Not red and pink hearts, rather the warmth and belief in each other that makes the world go 'round. XOXO is the movement of the universe -- it's an innate need that must be fulfilled, whether we live in Cape Verde or the United States. It's a raw, simple love that creates friendships, collaboration, family, and discovery. This is my journey across the sea to develop, share and enhance my own XOXO's. Thank you Granma, the queen and teacher of XOXO.