Mormor Entry #36

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

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Consent in the USA

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

Great Balls of Fire

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

Dreams, dreams always dreams with you, never common sense.

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.