What does it mean to be introvert ?

What does it mean to be introvert? An introvert is defined on Introvert Dear as” someone who prefers calm, minimally stimulating environments. Introverts tend to feel drained after socializing and regain their energy by spending time alone”. Introversion is a way for the introverted person to revitalize himself or herself by focusing on his or…

Living in the Middle East as a Latina woman

Heather is a-30-year-old Mexican-American and has also Amerindians backgrounds. She is currently studying International Development in Vienna. She also co-hosts a show at Radio Orange, called ZamZaman, where she and her friend introduce artists from all over the world. Heather has a lot of hobbies: reading, Vipassana meditation, feminism, traveling and more. Her travel experiences…

Natascha‘s portrait: art, spirituality, and racial bullying

Natascha is Austrian-Congolese. She is currently studying economics in Vienna. But, she does not see herself working in this field in the future. Her choice of subject was more to please her parents. Indeed, for her parents and many other African parents, there are three paths to have success in life: law, medicine, or economics.…

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Can artists and their art pieces still make us think?

Art is a means of expression through different sorts of art pieces. The art piece can be an object, a sculpture, a painting, a drawing, an illustration, or some other medium. The artists express their truth through art. Art exists in many forms and has three main possible roles: as an object of consumption, an…

A brief insight of Taiwanese culture and history culture with YuChing

What do you think of when you hear about Taiwan and Taiwanese culture? Maybe you aren’t familiar with it or you confuse it with another country. The first thing YuChing wanted to emphasize is that she comes from Taiwan and not Thailand. People can sometimes mix up the two countries, but she thinks they do…

Mental health matters for POC

Mental health is still not taken seriously as physical health and is even dismissed in some cases. Demystifying and normalizing mental health is necessary, as it has to be done for physical health. What does mental health mean? According to MentalHealth.gov, “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think,…

Feminism, sexual identity and biphobia : Margot’s portrait

Margot is a queer student and feminist activist who tells us more about her experiences relating to her commitment to intersectional feminism, biphobia in the LGBTQ+ community and society, as well as her coming out. Opening up to feminism through literature:Margot's challenge Margot comes from Grenoble, a city in southeastern France known for its landscapes…

Carolina's portrait

Music, a way to help others for Carolina.

From Guadalajara to Vienna Carolina comes from Mexico, from Guadalajara, the second largest city located in western Mexico. After having worked as an au pair in Mexico and the United States, she decided to repeat the experience in Austria. Falling under the spell of the Viennese capital, she decided to stay there for her career…

Cultural identity & pregnancy : Yee’s life-changing moment

Yee tells us more about how the way she perceived her cultural identity has evolved and her pregnancy loss. Coming to Germany for love She is a 32-year old social work student and English teacher in Berlin, comes from Melbourne, a city located in the South of Australia. She left Australia five years ago to…

Migration crisis and refugees integration in Germany as seen by Khadijah

The issue of refugees integration and migrant crisis is a recurring theme in German political debates. I find this subject very interesting and I wanted to ask for the opinion of someone in direct contact with them instead. Khadijah will talk about her life, her journey and give her opinion on the migrant crisis. Living…

Alexia tells us more about being a person of colour in the artistic world

Alexia Model and Singer, Alexia has been living in Berlin for four years and a half. Her grandparents raised her in Detmold, a northwestern town located in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia. Growing up In Detmold has been not always easy. During her childhood, she was not particularly paying attention to her skin color. However,…

Whitney, a young Ghanaian mom in Berlin

Whitney, from Amsterdam to Berlin She is a 25-year old woman, she comes from Amsterdam, where she lived all her life. After her studies in international trade, she settled in Berlin in November 2015 for professional reasons. She currently works in finance at BASF. It was also an opportunity for her to live abroad, to…

Being mixed-race in Eastern Germany

Martha and her family in former GDR Martha, a 32-year-old woman, was born at Weimar, a small town of 65, 000 inhabitants in eastern Germany. She was only 4 years old when the reunification took place. Since the fall of the wall, the lives of her relatives have literally changed. For the first time, her…

Franco-Congolese, creative feminist and passionate about tech : Anne-Sophie’s portrait

Anne-Sophie and her new life in Berlin Anne Sophie has lived in Berlin for 1 year and a half. She is currently working in a startup. They pitch in with the application programmers by aiding them to monetize applications, through advertising, without users having to pay. Anne Sophie is in charge of the advertising campaigns…

Mary, her philosophy and her point of view on Germany

Mary and her life in Berlin Mary, a 21-year-old woman from Berlin, works as a recruitment consultant in IT. She lived most of her life in East Berlin, in the Marzahn district, renowned for its racism. Her father is Ghanaian and her mother is German. Having grown up with her mother, the German culture is…

Axelle and her involvement in the change of Martinique

Axelle's experience Axelle is a 27-year-old Caribbean woman. She was born in Guadeloupe, moved to Martinique and at the age of 19, went to study at a business school in Reims and specialized in Communication and Marketing. She discovered Germany through an internship in Düsseldorf as part of her studies where she stayed three years,…

Ulyshala's Portrait

Racism, the black community & colorism : the experiences of Ulyshala

Ulyshala’s story Ulyshala is an African-American woman from Memphis, Tennessee. She is currently in Berlin and works as a freelancer videographer. Going to Berlin was spontaneous and unexpected. Indeed the opportunity presented itself to her and seized it. However she had some apprehensions before coming, to find herself in a place where the majority of…

Felicia in a café

Felicia, her story and her project : Woke in Translation

Felicia's story Where are you from? A difficult question for Felicia to answer Felicia is Filipino and Black American. She was born in the Philippines, stayed there for a while, then moved to the United States. She has lived in Hawaii, California, Louisiana, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C and London for her graduate studies. She loved…

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Aija and her desire to make a career in fashion

Aija's story Aija is from Milwaukee, two hours from Chicago, in the state of Wisconsin. She studied fashion design in a private school but had to stop her studies for financial reasons. It's his first time in Europe. She was a little apprehensive and at the same time looking forward to this new experience. She arrived…