Swedes are allowed to go anywhere, eat in grass at the palace lawn, see parks as they wish. The new law is that the Princess who is older than her brother will be queen. We Swedes are implementing equal rights for women! - Grandma ~ June 17th It's interesting, I had the same thoughts while … Continue reading Mormor Entry #36
Peak morning, this sunny mile through peaceful wooden Sweden, sence *sense* of a unity of my blood with all I see. I wish mom would have seen this. It is so wonderful to think it is my heritage, this graceful serene land. Saw a deer back in the wood. Grandma's Diary Entry #25 Around June … Continue reading Mormor Entry # 25
I want to inspire Americans to care about reducing sexual assault, to help victims, and to change legislation with a focus on consent. Fatta is a Swedish organization that fights against sexual violence and strongly advocates for consent in everyday life. FATTA started when three men who were suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl with a glass bottle had been … Continue reading Consent in the USA
Over break, I've had time to remember stories told to me by my parents. Tonight, I will share some of my father's personal stories. My great grandmother’s sister worked down south as a school teacher. She was light skinned and could pass as white. Across the street from the school, there was a hat shop. … Continue reading Great Balls of Fire
For as long as I can remember, I've been in love with Harry Potter. While growing up, I always wanted to be Hermione. In my view, she was intelligent, caring, and beautiful. (Most importantly to 7 year old me, she also had bushy, curly hair.) As I've grown older, I can relate more to the … Continue reading Dreams, dreams always dreams with you, never common sense.
"We are at the age where we are starting to lose people." Today, I met up with one of my closest friends from HS. We hadn't seen each other in months. We met at a local coffee shop and it felt like we had never left each other. During the conversation, we spoke about loved … Continue reading After All Tomorrow Is Another Day