I am Annica – named by my sister, after the friend of the rebellious Pippi Longstocking. I am the daughter of migrant parents, I grew up in South of Sweden and I am living in Brussels, Belgium, since 2010.
I have more than 13 years of professional experience of public affairs, communication and representation. Since January 2018, I am working with audiovisual authors rights in Europe. Prior, I worked eight years for a European civil society network. I have mainly worked with human rights, equality, non-discrimination and migration, in a Swedish and European context. Today, I cover topics such as copyright, intellectual property rights and cultural diversity. I have been involved in civil society since 1999, holding various board positions and managed many projects. You find my resume at LinkedIn.
I have a geeky curiosity for technology and knowledge management, and I am a dedicated Apple fan (thanks to my friend Alexandra). You find me @aryngbeck tweeting about politics, feminism and tech. On my blog I share my reflections on issues I believe can be food for thoughts for others as well, based on interesting books I read or inspiring people I meet. Since 2015, I work paperless, except for paperback novels on my night stand and in my suitcase for holidays.
I am particularly interested in how online technology can help to promote social justice, raise awareness, contribute to inclusion and change. If you have any thoughts on this and would like to get in touch, I am happy to discuss it over a tea or you are welcome to mail me.
I hope you enjoy my blog!