Talk of the week


How to counteract climate change

“(…) Combatting climate change by capturing carbon isn’t just about saving a polar bear or a glacier. It’s about saving human lives.” – Jennifer Wilcox As fossil fuel consumption increases relentlessly, global greenhouse gas emissions also continue to rise. According to several estimates, a person  produces more than 20 tons […]



Fed up with global hunger

3.100.000 children die each year because they didn’t have enough to eat (UNICEF, 2018a). 3.100.000 times mothers went into labor unaware of the fact that they will lose their baby to malnutrition. Think of all the untouched cribs, the blank schoolbooks, the first kisses that never were. The graduation hats […]


Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

The way we shop, consume, the hours we spend online, our constant food cravings… All compulsive and often harmful. We are all addicts. Still, as long as we don’t become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a second thought on addiction is never on the table. If that is completely okay, […]


Confessions of a bad feminist

“We have this tendency to put visible feminists on a pedestal. We expect them to pose perfectly. When they disappoint us, we gleefully knock them from the very pedestal we put them on…Many women, particularly groundbreaking women and industry leaders, are afraid to be labeled as feminists. They’re afraid to […]


Piggy Bank

Crowdfunding: The Art of Asking

Trusting in the goodness of people is a tough ask, especially for the more cynical amongst ourselves. In fact, we’re often taught to develop the exact opposite instinct, with blind trust being viewed as naivety. Amanda Palmer is the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, a punk rock band, and […]


The danger of a single story

Jay is the only African in his classroom. Regardless of his background, this made him automatically representative of all Africans. His family left South Africa only a few years ago but Jay’s life hasn’t changed much since then. He goes to school, plays soccer in the afternoon, helps at home, […]