Curator #95: Joan-Salvador Vilallonga

Foto blog JoanHi all!

My name is Joan-Salvador Vilallonga (known as @Horsack on Twitter), and I’m glad to be one of the curators for @catalanvoices.

I was born in Manresa, a small town in the center of Catalonia. After school and high-school I worked in a radio station, as a shop assistant, and trying (too) many things to discover what my life was about. When I was 23 I was near to go to live for 6 months in South Shields, UK as part of an European voluntary service, but it was finally impossible. So I decided to change my life, and I applied for the university entrance exam. It was great and I moved to Barcelona to study Psychology and a master degree in Psycho-oncology (psychological support for people with cancer and their dears). After many attempts to win an opposition and living one year in Madrid I came back to Barcelona and I began to work as a freelance health psychologist. Now I have my small office and I also work in research and training, branded as (which means “Space for Psychology and Health”), helping people with chronic diseases to cope with them.

I love travelling. I’ve been to many European countries and US cities -a few months ago I went to Tromso, Norway, where I discover that midnight sun really exists-. I also like navigate through the internet, with the whole sense of “navigating”: You begin somewhere and, step by step, you don’t know how you ended anywhere else completely different. I spend much time reading all kind of books, hiking, running and talking to family, friends and everybody; I’m used to say that I have a bit to teach and a lot to learn.

And I also spend much time working for independence of Catalonia, as a member of the Catalan National Assembly (, specifically the Barcelona’s district Sants-Montjuïc local group ( I’ve been thinking for long that I want to spend a few years of my life living abroad… once my personal engagement with catalan independence process is completed.


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