Do you know that film scene where a young woman dressed in a pencil skirt storms out of her boss' office steaming with anger, yelling "I quit!"? Well, I don't think I would ever physically be able to do that, to be honest, so here's my equivalent: dear readers, dear followers; I've decided to stop blogging. This is my final post.
Organising things is one of my favourite pastimes, especially on cold and rainy days. I love boxing things, categorising things, throwing things away. Today, I was going through my box of 'memorable items': festival bracelets, broken violin strings, film tickets, jewellery, notes from friends ... CONTINUE READING
I was recently interviewed for a book, Please Tell Someone. It's a collection of stories, interviews, poems, blog posts and letters from survivors of sexual assault...CONTINUE READING
New year's resolutions are boring. Not to mention ineffective. But if you have them anyway, why not share them? CONTINUE READING
As December is coming to an end, it's time to look back at its happy moments. And there were many! My birthday, my PhD graduation ceremony, spending time with my friends and family, Christmas shopping... CONTINUE READING
Between his birth in 1928 and his death in 2016, Elie Wiesel was a writer, professor, human rights activist, Nobel Laureate and a Holocaust survivor. To me, he embodies the small percentage of ill-fated people who manages to not only deal with their past, but to constructively employ their life story for the benefit of others...
Tijdens een ingrijpend politieonderzoek naar seksueel misbruik uit mijn jeugd kwam ik terecht bij Slachtofferhulp Nederland. Ik voelde me bang, schuldig en onzeker... LEES VERDER