Last year in a journalism workshop I attended, the lecturer said that the best thing a master can give us is access to academic papers for free. I never considered that academic papers could prove to be quite as useful at helping people go through their issues just as they help journalists backing-up their stories.
A project of interviews and reflections on how to navigate through life as a young adult, with the aim of making the first step of every decision a bit clearer.
The thing is: I’m afraid of sounding and looking ridiculous. If something that I do might be perceived as “sexy”, I immediately shake it off, like after a tumble, and I never expand it or prolong it in time.
Alexandru Dediu is a multimedia designer and DJ. He’s part of Block3, a Copenhagen-based group of DJs that organizes music events and podcasts, where they play their own tracks and share their take on the electronic music scene.
Personally, the word location has been haunting me since then, and although I’ve tried to push it under the carpet for 2021, the truth is that I have to decide if I’m staying in Copenhagen or spending a semester in Lisbon, now that I won’t be going to Rio for my internship because of Covid-19.
Lugansk Contemporary Diaspora is a loose collective initiated in 2015 by artists-refugees from Lugansk that work with a variety of mediums such as exhibitions, magazines, films and musical events.
I had heard before that content creation is a muscle that needs to be exercised in order to get stronger. As running also demands, consistency is thus needed – “read a lot, write a lot,” King advises.
Mattia Chus is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and mural painter based in Copenhagen, and organizer of the event-series Sketchy Monday.
Marta Vidal is a freelance journalist that has written for international papers such as The Guardian, Washington Post and Al Jazeera, collecting stories from places like Portugal, Bosnia, Jordan and the West Bank.
My friend’s worries usually revolve around wanting to tackle all his goals at once, whilst mine is about how to plan the work that needs to be done with this project.
Raida Rehouni works remotely as a marketing manager for Shut Up and Go, a travel media company co-founded by two Youtubers that encourages people to travel the world and live the lives they’ve always wanted.
Rosenberg’s arguments rest upon the idea that behind every argument there are needs that aren’t being met. For instance, this would translate into shifting the words “You’re always late!” to “I’m feeling furious because I would like you to be around more times than you are”.
Teresa Arega is a Portuguese freelance artist and creator of the Varicela podcast, in which she invites her fellow artists, to discuss creativity and other topics.
Two years ago, amidst my depression, I wrote in my journal “I wonder if Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf could have been saved by mindfulness”.
Alex Bez is an animal rights activist and founder of Amazing Vegan Outreach, an organization that teaches vegan activists how to inspire others to take action through workshops, webinars and one-on-one coaching.
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