Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (David Shankbone, Flickr). Indian-British director Zara Meerza grew up in a crowded house with three generations of family under one roof. As a first-generation immigrant in nineties London, no one in her life had grown up in The West. She tells this in the introduction of her documentary “The Twins” about … Continue reading The Olsen twins and the discomfort of capitalism
What is decoloniality, actually?
Once in a while, I do a Google search with the word ‘decoloniality’. I learned the word one and a half years ago when I studied at the Maria Lugones Decolonial Summer School for three weeks. I believe it was Walter Mignolo who explained to us in one of his lectures why they - they … Continue reading What is decoloniality, actually?
How to be decolonial in an entrepreneurial program?
One of the questions on the application form for the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creator Program of City University New York was about how I would share my lessons from the program with the outside world. I think I mentioned Instagram stories and writing blogs, but after the first week of the program, I figured I actually … Continue reading How to be decolonial in an entrepreneurial program?
Your New Year’s resolution can be to live a decolonial life. Here are 5 steps to start with.
New Year’s resolutions, some people love them, some people hate them, and the rest of the world doesn’t really care. I’m not sure where the tradition of making resolutions exactly comes from, but it’s most common in the Western world. The need to commit to something in order to change a part of our life … Continue reading Your New Year’s resolution can be to live a decolonial life. Here are 5 steps to start with.
WHY THE NETFLIX SERIES ANCIENT APOCALYPSE PROVES THE NEED TO LEARN ABOUT DECOLONIALITY
Gunung Padang in Indonesia is one of the ancient sites mentioned in the series. Photo: Ali Trisno Pranoto / Getty Images The recommendation system on Netflix suggested a new documentary series to me and since I love documentaries I almost immediately clicked on playing ‘Ancient Apocalypse’, without having read any context about the series. As usual, … Continue reading WHY THE NETFLIX SERIES ANCIENT APOCALYPSE PROVES THE NEED TO LEARN ABOUT DECOLONIALITY
6 characteristics of inclusive journalism
Inclusive journalism: what is it and why should you care? The Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 reignited the call for newsroom representation, a debate that has been going on for several decades already. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism did research among one hundred major online and offline news outlets in five … Continue reading 6 characteristics of inclusive journalism
Beste collega’s in Hilversum, dóe iets.
Photo by Alex Motoc on Unsplash Ik merk dat ik me dood erger aan de (welwillende) reacties op de racistische content van Ongehoord Nederland (ON) en ik voel de behoefte dat uit te leggen. Allereerst de reactie van de NPO waarin voorzitter van de raad van bestuur Frederieke Leeflang laat weten dat de “grens van … Continue reading Beste collega’s in Hilversum, dóe iets.
Can I work on my mental health without yoga?
A journalism friend of mine, who also is a mental health expert, talks regularly with journalists about the topic of wellbeing and often shares with them that he doesn’t like yoga. At all. When he discovered his trauma years ago and got in touch with people who could help him, they would always advise him … Continue reading Can I work on my mental health without yoga?
Decolonization is about asking a lot of questions
Summer school Decolonizing Global Health - Journal Day 1 By Mayra Salazar Volkmann It can be lonely to focus on decoloniality, as I mentioned in the introduction round of the first day of the summer school Decolonizing Global Health. And at least three people who introduced themselves after me agreed with my opinion. It is … Continue reading Decolonization is about asking a lot of questions
Journalists ridiculing well-being shows there is still a taboo
Photo by Medienstürmer on Unsplash Making fun of wellness coaches or people who pay a lot of attention to their health seems to be the everyday business for journalists, at least on Dutch Twitter. And even though I understand how ridiculous these coaches or health gurus sometimes communicate with their audiences - often on Instagram … Continue reading Journalists ridiculing well-being shows there is still a taboo
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