freedom


The dwindling concept of ‘home’

My New Year begins with a trip to the train station at 5:30am on the 1st. I board a train, arms laden with bags, ready to relocate. Again. I’m heading for what will be my seventh country. I would not be able to say how many houses, but it must […]


StandUp4HumanRights on Human Rights day and any other day of the year

On December 10th, the citizens of the world celebrate Human Rights Day. On this day people commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. In these 71 years, the people of Europe have got used to the idea that […]


How free are you?

This is not a eulogy for wanderlust. Nor for walking away and never looking back, for spectacular escapes and fresh starts. This is not an article accompanied by hipster-images showing a foggy forest in the background or a map of the world with a “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”- […]


Why building the life we want is so difficult

We all know them way too well. These typical facebook-instagram-tumblr-quotes in front of a heart-melting, sentimental wallpaper handing out advice on how to live the life we truly want for ourselves. Hashtagdowhatyouwant. Hashtagdowhatmakesyouhappy. Hashtaglovewhatyoudo. Hashtagdowhatyoulove. Wow. Do what you want because doing what you want is going to make you […]