Silence is betrayal #BLM


You knew this was coming right? 😉 So I really had some trouble writing about this subject and that’s probably because it goes so deep and it’s so painful that I usually kind of just push everything away (in my head) and live life like the experiences I’ve had weren’t really there and that I […]

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Cliches, lessons and ending 2019


2019, a year full of self-discovery, intense emotions, fighting disorders and feeling every feeling wholeheartedly. Just like most people around us, I have been reflecting on this past year and trying to learn a lesson from all of it. There have been a lot of conversations sparked around me -some good, some bad- by the […]

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Me vs. World Mental Health Day


So two things came to mind this morning (actually the past couple of weeks). For starters, the fact that I haven’t been writing for a while and secondly the fact that yesterday was World Mental Health Day. You wouldn’t guess it (well you actually could lol)… but those two things have a strong connection in […]

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Oath to my family


So this is a little out of character for my blog but I just got off the phone with my aunt and she really touched me. I started writing right away because I felt like I needed to say this. I am so grateful for and proud of my family. The love I have for […]

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For the woman


By Brittany Latham of Brittany Latham Studios “For the woman whose husband makes an ‘extra stop’ after work every evening. For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about. For the woman who was fired for her fourth tardy because she has been awake for a straight week […]

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Living single


Many women accept the situation they are in with a man (as a matter of fact this happens in all kinds of relationships). Thinking about their age and settling for someone just because they are scared of being alone. I too have been in a situation like that. Staying in a relationship far past the […]

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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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