Sunday, 23 December 2018

2018 - Be still, my heart.


“I’ll remember everything that happened: 
the good, the bad, those that survived… 
And those that did not.” - Bilbo Baggins




THIS YEAR'S FAVOURITE...

PLACES: 
Berlin
• Galway
London
Bordeaux


WORDS:
Rage
#MeToo
Factfulness 


MOVIES:
Loving Vincent
Isle of Dogs
City of Joy


BOOKS:
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - by Yuval Noah Harari
Prisoners of Geography - by Tim Marshall
So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto - by Jessa Crispin
Murambi, Le Livre Des Ossements - by Boubacar Boris Diop


SERIES:
Pose


MUSIC:
Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers


TED TALKS:
A woman's fury holds lifetimes of wisdom - Tracee Ellis Ross
"Our collective fury comes from lifetimes of women dealing with men who assume they know better for us than we know for ourselves."
Where joy hides and how to find it - Ingrid Fetell Lee
"Being colourful or exuberant opens us up to judgment. Adults who exhibit genuine joy are often dismissed as childish or too feminine or unserious or self-indulgent."


MUSEUMS:
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Etnografiska museet, Stockholm
La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux


FESTIVALS:
• All Points East: Young Fathers, Lykke Li, Sampha, Björk
• Oslo World: Ibeyi, Fatoumata Diawara


LOVE:
• Soundscape - Ever heard the sound of lava or coral reefs? Ever visited a whispering gallery in India or a bat cave in Mozambique? What if we chose where to travel based on sound? 
• Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat


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"Being angry all the time is exhausting and corrosive. 
Not being angry feels morally irresponsible." 


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Farewell 2017





This year's favourite...

Places:
• Valencia, Spain.
• San Francisco, California. 
• Los Angeles, California. 
• Paris, always.

Words:
Broflake: straight while male offended by any feminist or ethnic activity which is not directly designed for him. 
Logophile: a lover of language, one who relishes the taste of words on the tongue & in the mind's eye.
Tsundoku: people who buy more books than they can actually read (Japanese).
Kalsarikännit: feeling when you are going to get drunk home alone in your underwear – with no intention of going out. (Finnish)

Apps:
• Podcast: Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell
Detour, guided walking tours. 
Moment, put down your phone and get back to your life.

Movies:
Maudie


Music:
• Masseduction by St. Vincent
• Ibn El Leil by Mashrou' Leila
• Petite Amie by Juliette Armanet

Books:

Small victories: 
First time in Spain








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Friday, 30 December 2016

Dear 2016, we're done .




We all have something to say about 2016 and I won't gush about everything I disliked about this year. Instead, I try to remind myself of all the good that took place despite the setbacks and disappointments.  

This year's favourites:

Movies:

Places:
Cape Town, South Africa.
Steilneset, Norway. 
Copenhagen, Denmark.

Music:
Solange - A Seat at the Table
Anohni - Hopelessness
Christine & the Queens - Chaleur Humaine

Books:

Small victories: 
This book. Two years in the making.
• Our TED-Ed was published.

Writing.


Previously... 20152014

2017: Love conquers hate.




On Blogging:
I'm blogging less and less so I had to ask myself if there was any point keeping this blog at all. I've always thought of it as a visual diary, an exercise to make sure not a single month goes by without some form of recording. However, I had to do something to simplify the procedure. I removed all comments, I reorganised all labels, I deleted two-thirds of this blog's posts, I also deleted two old blogs of mine. Google doesn't make it easy for you to erase parts of your past online. It took hours, but I won.