Very nice to meet you (again)

The human brain consists of millions of roads leading to countless memories and landmarks, which are stored in an orderly manner throughout your life. But what if your brain turns into a grey mash where it becomes more and more difficult to find one’s way? Text and photos by Mila Emmer Cees van der Maat (97) walks through the long, crème-coloured corridor with his walker. … Continue reading Very nice to meet you (again)

Life changing events: from classroom to chemo

Ilya Klaassen was 18 when she found out she had Hodgkin disease: A form of cancer only young people around the age of 18 to 20 are diagnosed with. For Ilya this meant going from attending lectures to undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. Text by Lisanne van ‘t Riet, photos by Ramon Mebrahtu Ilya was starting her first year in Korean studies at the University of … Continue reading Life changing events: from classroom to chemo

Life after sport: ‘I felt like I was losing a part of myself’

When an athlete’s career ends, the transition to normal life can be shocking. The athlete may suffer from changes in their personal, social and occupational life. Ex-athletes Aggelos Kotsis (22) and Beatriz García (24) went through this themselves. Text and photos by Iraide Ibarrondo Aggelos Kotsis was a football player for almost 13 years, and used to play professionally for Sparta F.C in Greece’s second … Continue reading Life after sport: ‘I felt like I was losing a part of myself’

Bye-bye, Europe…

When Brexit was officially confirmed in 2016, especially the young generation became worried about their future. The British student Cicely Hedges-Robinson (21) is currently studying in Amsterdam and considering to follow a masters degree there as well. However, Brexit could thwart her plan.  Text and photos by Julia Pulm Cicely grew up in the south of England. Moving from the countryside to Birmingham, she finally … Continue reading Bye-bye, Europe…

Breathe yourself into change 

Everyone breathes, but how we breathe can make a big difference on who we are and how we live our lives. Can therapeutic breathing help solve my problems?  Text by Sandra Deira Photo’s by Ingrid Godager & Ramon Mebrahtu Breathing techniques have been around for thousands of years with roots in eastern cultures. People have been able to enter altered states of consciousness and experience … Continue reading Breathe yourself into change 

‘Video killed the football star’

More and more football leagues are making use of a Video Assistant Referee, also known as VAR. This development has changed football and the way we look at it completely. Text by Brendan Mc Dade  A referee can’t always make the right decision. Football is a game where a lot can happen in a matter of seconds. Situations like tackles, fouls and offside positions can … Continue reading ‘Video killed the football star’

Political campaigning: online vs offline

The online-possibilities are endless and many companies, NGO’s and other organisations make good use of it. Political campaigning is a special segment in that area; is online campaigning going to be the future? Will the hard-working volunteers who are flyering on the street completely disappear? Text by Lisanne van ‘t Riet Social media is a big part of life in the western world, and more … Continue reading Political campaigning: online vs offline

Families in the blender 

A mom, a dad, and their children; but the term ‘family’ isn’t that simple anymore. Divorces and new relationships bring new family structures. Right now, two out of three blended families split within five years in the Netherlands. Specialized organizations like Stiefgoed found a model to help those new families survive.  Text by Astrid Vlaeminck Anne van Gemst (24) saw how her family split up … Continue reading Families in the blender