Hello

My husband says having your own website is “so 2000s.” I say, isn’t it nice to be able to determine your own content, instead of having some algorithm or social media platform do that for you?

Well, here is my digital home. Welcome.

What’s the point?

Maybe you want to know more about me. Maybe you want to hire me. Maybe you’re a stalker. Well, you won’t find my home address here.

About

Okay, here’s some actual substance: I care a lot about the environment – always have. Health and law are also special focuses. After a long journey through activism, I became a journalist – that stuck. Photography is among my hobbies. (Yes, I took all the photos on this site.) And I love music, a really wide variety. Oh, and … food!

Recent work

Beyond producing radio/audio and various editing roles in the past couple years, I’ve also had the opportunity to do some journalism.

Spurred by Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, I was assigned to write this listicle describing some alternative microblogging platforms — including Mastodon, an interesting up-and-comer.

Having spent time in Venezuela in the past, I’ve followed what’s been happening there over the years. A recent US policy change toward Venezuelan asylum-seekers provided an opportunity to report on the topic — although unfortunately, the situation only seems to be getting worse.

When I moved with my family to Flanders in Belgium, I became enchanted by the melodic chiming of carillon bells ringing through the air in our city of Mechelen. What, what’s a carillon? You can find out more by listening to the radio report:

The report ran in DW’s popular radio program Inside Europe — you can also listen to the entire show, which is quite interesting.

This interview with a security expert looked at the current state of Russian armed forces soon after Putin ordered the partial mobilization. (Hint: It’s not in great shape.)

As the party swept recent parliamentary elections in a country once known for its exceptional tolerance, I profiled the right-wing Sweden Democrats.

As Russia threatened to cut off gas flows to Europe, I examined how European countries might be able to slash their gas consumption.

Toward the beginning of the year, a story I did about a nascent trend toward deglobalization got adapted into 10 languages at DW, including Arabic and Portuguese.

I have also been able to publish my views on a couple of topics. You are welcome to read more about why I got riled up about the findings around the COVID vaccine impacting menstruation, or my take on ultra-rich dudes who blast themselves into space.

Some of these pieces have also been published in German:
Iran: “Nur bei Folter sind Männer und Frauen gleich” (This interview was actually originally conducted in German)
Wie die EU Zwangsarbeit bekämpfen will
Globalisierung: Ist der Zenit überschritten?
Wir brauchen Klimaschutz, keine Weltraum-Cowboys
Deutschlands rückwärtsgewandtes Mutterbild

Past work

For a time, I was producing the radio show/podcast Living Planet. You can listen to this episode, for example, where our production team collaborated with another audio project to look at whether or not civilization would need to end in order to save the Earth.

I led the environment team at DW for about five years. Here is a small selection of some of the material I produced during that time.

Video interview: California Governor Jerry Brown at COP23 in Bonn

Online version: California’s Jerry Brown on how to beat Trump on climate change

Opinion piece: Hambach Forest — just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right

I’ve also worked as a freelancer. This short documentary video Tourism in Cancún: Success or Disaster? was a part of the Km 0 compilation.