Gen X vs Gen Z: Life in your 20’s

Text and images by Patricia Budusan What does life at 20 look like? Pretty different in the digital age compared to the analogue world. But what about our mindset in our 20’s? How much did a generation change in roughly 30 years? Here are the lives of two different generations during their twenties. Here are the answers of three Gen Z-ers and their parents from Gen … Continue reading Gen X vs Gen Z: Life in your 20’s

Coping with national digital restrictions in Turkey

Growing up in The Netherlands we believe we know freedom very well. Freedom of expression, freedom of sexuality and so on. In Turkey, freedom of expression has been limited over the past 12 years. The Turkish government has been censoring porn websites and widely used platforms such as Wikipedia, Twitter and YouTube regularly in the country due to ‘insulting content’. But how exactly do young … Continue reading Coping with national digital restrictions in Turkey

Must-Listens: podcasts that change your life

We love blog posts and videos, but they demand our full attention. Podcasts give us the gift of multitasking. You can do pretty much anything while listening to a podcast: clean the house, walk your dog, take the metro to school, you name it.  That’s why they are so popular these days. The editors of ‘Shift’ think that you must listen to these 5 podcasts. … Continue reading Must-Listens: podcasts that change your life

“You can’t make a choice for another person”

Written by Chirine Aboussaad and Charisa Chotoe  ZAGREB, 25 May 2019 – On Saturday 25 May, Election Silence Day, Zagreb was one of three Croatian cities, alongside coastal cities Zadar and Split, to host ‘Hod Za Život’ which translates to Walk for Life; a pro-life march. It was the fourth time that Zagreb hosted the march during which thirteen pro-choice activists were arrested. Croatian cities Osijek … Continue reading “You can’t make a choice for another person”

Sense of Belonging

By Pia Miller-Aichholz     Vincent de Rooij is assistant-professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a member of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) and has done research about the sense of belonging, especially focusing on how language influences our identity. “We have a real problem of translating belonging to Dutch – what … Continue reading Sense of Belonging