Diverse company, a gift or demeaning?


I moved to the Netherlands about 8 months ago. I was looking for a job since I decided to make this move (back in Suriname). It was a stressful process but I got lucky, within a month of my move I found a job in my field and that was one of the requirments for […]

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Trapped in fear


Recently some of my friends and some complete strangers who read trauma or dramatics asked about how I got robbed. Which is funny to me because I kind of thought that they (my friends) heard the story or that we’ve already talked about it. But apparently many people don’t want to ask me about it […]

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The horrors of pregnancy


‘When you hold that beautiful baby in your arms you’ll forget all about the pain’ ‘Pregnancy is the most wonderful experience’ ‘You won’t regret it’ These are things many women say after they’ve delivered their babies. And when looking and listening around me I find that, indeed, I have never met anyone who regrets it. […]

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From Yoyo-effect to Gastric Bypass to happiness


We’d all like to think that the pressure of the media doesn’t have an effect on us. But we all have an “ideal” figure. This can be thin or thick. Either way, I’m not convinced that it’s only because of health reasons. I myself always had a certain image of how I wanted to look, […]

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Presumptions about a Filipino girl


Guest post by Dani from This Village Girl.com “Are you from the Philippines?” A guy asked me and my roommate of four years with a very thick Chinese-Malay accent. We just moved to Malaysia for work. “Yup.” …I just let my roommate answer for the both us. I had a feeling that this conversation was […]

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Versatile Blogger Award and 7 things you need to know about me


Thanks to Vanessa Hare, I had the privilege to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. It basically means that you, as a blogger, give acknowledgement to bloggers and to what they have to say. After you have been selected you get to pick 15 others who you feel deserve to be nominated as well! […]

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International Women’s day (video)


I think we all know that I could not be the writer of a women empowerment blog without writing a piece for international women’s day. So here it is…But wait.. This time it’s a little different 🙂 Together with the most amazing artists I had the opportunity to create beautiful, meaningful art! We decided to […]

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