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What Angelina Jolie and I have in common

Angelina Jolie, Christina Applegate, Sharon Osbourn and I have in common that we all have the BRCA high-risk cancer gene. The American comedy-drama television series The Bold Type features Jane Sloan, a young woman in her 20s that is finding out about and coming to terms with her genetic heritage, undergoing a mastectomy and processing […]

Things can be both Bad and Better

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, I have often thought: what would Hans Rosling have said about advice of epidemiologists, decisions of global leaders, cases counting and data readings by experts, as well as the media coverage of it all?  We will never know, as Hans Rosling unfortunately passed away in 2017. But his legacy is particularly […]

Stretch Your Mind and Become Tech Fit

Creativity and tech savviness is not something you are born with, not even web-natives. Anyone can develop their creative muscle. A while ago I read Philip Weiss’s book HyperThinker, Philip reminds about how a daily routine of brain games and problem solving, reading books, watching educational videos or listening to podcasts can stretch your mind. […]

How to make a relationship last

It is my longest relationship. I have had others, some for several years, a few months or just a weekend. I never promised I would stay, but I did, and it has been almost ten years now.

How to Unblock Writer’s Block

For the last six months I haven’t written anything. During this thrilling, terrifying, exciting and nerve-wrecking journey I haven’t read any thought-provoking books nor have l listened to any mind-blowing podcasts or engaged in heated debates about inequality and injustice (as I used to). So I simply no longer knew what to write about. I was blocked.

3 Things I learned from working with Human Rights

In 2010 I left my comfortable life in Sweden for a job opportunity in Belgium that I could not resist. I wanted to move out of my comfort zone and live abroad. I started working for the largest European network of civil society organizations, advocating for human rights. Before moving on, I would like to share three valuable things I have learned.

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