The workaway that made me walk away

It’s been two weeks since I left Namibia. I spent about three weeks there and, just like before, I did not want to leave. But, I had to. Because I was going to help out at a dropzone in Kenya during their boogie. I had arranged this through Workaway.info, a website that connects volunteers to … More The workaway that made me walk away

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Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!

Since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with aviation and I wanted to become a fighter jet pilot. When my eyesight wasn’t perfect anymore at age 11, this dream faded. Instead, I decided to become a lawyer because my mum said I could argue very well and the job would fit me. Ally McBeal inspired … More Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!

Us vs. Them

“The root of all human rights violations, including crimes against humanity (genocide, torture, slavery, etc.), is seeing and thinking of a group of people as less human, undeserving of respect and dignity. Separating the ‘us’ from the ‘them’. We are all humans, remember this. A little empathy goes a long way. What happens to others … More Us vs. Them

That’s so gay!

On 17 June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution on Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, affirming that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons are entitled to the same rights as any other human being. Great news, although it shouldn’t have taken that long to point out that gay humans are … More That’s so gay!