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“I don’t remember anything nice about that time”

Karel Budde was born March 1935 in Amsterdam. He lived through the Second World War from when he was 5 until he was 10 years old. The memories of the war still trouble him to this day. “In 1940 I went to the first class at the Montessori school. Classes consisted of about 40 to 50 children, of which half were Jewish. Anne Frank used … Continue reading “I don’t remember anything nice about that time”

Bullfighting controversy in Portugal

In Portugal, around 200 to 250 bullfighting events are held every year. The events in Lisbon are largely visited, since many people are in favour of the tradition. However, there are also a lot of people against the tradition of bullfighting because of the animal abuse. Therefore, the sport and the tradition have been a controversy for a long time now and there have been … Continue reading Bullfighting controversy in Portugal

“Drag is like a bridge between day and night”

At least once a week, Saskia (38, she/they) transforms herself into Drag King Vinny von Vinci. She experiences that the night may facilitate drag easier than the day does, but is drag really limited to the night?  When Saskia first started to dress up as a Drag King, she felt there was a big difference and an energy shift between Saskia and Vinny. “When I … Continue reading “Drag is like a bridge between day and night”

“We have to set our own boundaries and guard them”

Eric Molenaar (61) is a news reporter and editor at the Noord-Hollands Dagblad. He has been working there for 43 years, when it was still named the Schager Courantand before the merger of several newspapers. He applied there for a journalism learning job and has never left after that. During his years as journalist, he has seen a significant change in the workload, but he … Continue reading “We have to set our own boundaries and guard them”