Since George Floyd was brutally killed by police on the 25th of May, solidarity protests have erupted around the world in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. In Sweden, major protests were organized in the three largest cities Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö, bringing together thousands of people. The organizers and participants faced harsh critique from different sides. A lot of it was related to the corona crisis that is still spreading fast in Sweden. As a p
One of the first texts I wrote on this blog was about micro-aggressions. These little, seemingly innocent comments about appearance, behavior, language, that perpetuate the notion of a person being different and not-belonging. To a white person, these comments usually seem harmless and sometimes even friendly. To most people of color, they are everything but that. As an adopted person of color, there is a whole other dimension of hurtful comments that one encounters again and
Inspirational quotes are everywhere. I see them printed on postcards, posters, books, bags, mugs, stickers, cutting boards, pillows cases, shower curtains. They popp up on every social media channel, they appear in magazines, they are scribbled on toilet doors and lecture hall tables. Sometimes they make me think, sometimes the make me smile, oftentimes they make me roll my eyes and snort. Quotes related to traveling form their own little sub-category of inspirational quotes.
I want to tell you a bit more about myself to give you a better understanding of who I am and why I write this blog. I am a 32-year old cis-woman born in South Korea, adopted, and raised in south Germany. I have a German passport, two birthdays and two moms, one of which I never saw again after she'd given birth to me. I don’t speak any Korean (and yes, plenty of people ask me that after I told them that I was adopted at the age of six months). I do speak German, English, Spa