Life abroad,Taiwan (2014/2015),Unterwegs

People of Taiwan: a sincere declaration of love

When I came to Taiwan for the first time last January which feels like an eternity ago, I couldn’t but fall in love instantly. I visited the city of Taipei during the Chinese New Year celebration and got quite a wrong impression at first sight: so many closed stores and empty streets. But I loved …

Against Discrimination,Allgemein

Thoughts on Gender Equality triggered by “pick-up artists”

With the whole discussion about dubious methods of public sexual harassment covered as “the art to pick up women”: some thoughts. I normally don’t do stuff like that, but I just unfriended some guys who were posting videos defending Julien Blanc’s methods of how to “pick up girls”. They argue that “he is succesful”, “he …

Taiwan (2014/2015)

Chinese reunification and Chinese people all over the world

This text is about a part of Chinese-Taiwanese history, without making a claim for academic quality, but simply being based on my seven weeks experience and the exchange with people in this wonderful, but politically very controversial country. Taiwan is a country with its own history and its own identity which is obviously created upon …

Allgemein,Youth Power

Patience, persistence and peer support for peace

Europe was for me, a young, curious and open-minded woman, always more than just home. Europe was for me as well the – pretty decently practiced – idea of cooperation, democracy and, most of all, peace. I found my idealistic hopes and dreams realized in the European Union and passionately begun to organize all my …

Allgemein,Travels in Europe

Melting Pot Bosnien & Herzegovina

Bosnien und Herzegowina war für mich leider lange Zeit ein Land, mit dem ich nicht viel außer eines Bürgerkrieges, der für kurze Zeit Thema im Politikunterricht war, in Verbindung bringen konnte. Dementsprechend war ich doppelt erfreut über die Einladung zur International Youth Conference „Mlada Evropa“ in Sarajevo zum Jahrestag des Attentats auf Franz Ferdinand 1914, …