Fear is the real enemy

A few years ago I realised that since my childhood I had believed I would not live past my 30s or 40s. This unquestioned assumption was not actually a morbid belief that I would die ‘before my time’ though – it was a product of growing up in the 80s, when media/ music industry campaigns like […]

‘Ogres are like onions’

That little phrase is from Shrek of course – and together with the following quote, pretty much summarises what I am about to say in this post: ‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’ – John Watson (aka Ian MacLaren) People can be terribly irritating, frustrating and just plain annoying. Yes, […]

Mind the (gender) gap

Boys and girls are different. From the start. Certain biological differences cannot be denied, and these certainly guide our development, our perception of the world, and our identities. But current gender stereotypes are restrictive, limiting, one-dimensional, boring… and even in some cases harmful. My main point here is that parents (and society in general) go […]