Born in Vila Franca de Xira, a town north of Portugal’s capital Lisbon, Ryan never felt “100% Portuguese”.
During his time at CNN, Portuguese journalist Duarte Mendonça has had the opportunity to interview football start David Luiz, former New Zealand rugby union player Richie McCaw, and many others.
Now in her late twenties, the nursing graduate has been in London since 2015. But it was in Greece where Fátima took her nursing skills to the next level.
As a 10-year-old, João Lima told his mom that he would like to study abroad. Years after, his childhood dream turned into reality. In 2011, João started a journalism degree and, since then, he has been building a career in the industry.
Born and raised in Lisbon, 26-year-old Carolina loves her city. But London has always been her second love.
As Youth Mayor for Lambeth, Diogo hopes to use his role to inspire young people to get involved in politics.
Before retiring, Michael Towsey used to work at various libraries across the borough of Lambeth, including at the Tate South Lambeth Library – where he now helps Portuguese-speakers learn English.
After graduating from high school, Jéssica Fino moved from a small village near the Portuguese city of Leiria to London.
It was 1971 when António Teixeira first arrived in London. Originally from the Portuguese island of Madeira, António decided to move to the city in search of a better life.
Now in its 7th year, the Portuguese Film Festival brought the most relevant films in contemporary Portuguese cinema to London.
Married to a German, Fernanda always struggled to keep her Portuguese identity. But after working with the Portuguese Community Centre, she reconnected with her old self.
Last year, Paulo Costa started a petition urging Portugal’s government to make it simpler for people living abroad to vote.