…ist mit Harald Falckenberg am Telefon den eigenen Nachnamen diskutieren
Today is International Romani Day and Amnesty has published a report on discrimination and violence against Roma people in Europe.
As a child, my parents travelled a lot with me to Eastern European countries, especially Hungary and Romania, where I’ve been several times. My mother has always been interested in Romani culture and so I came in contact with it during my summer holidays every year. Many images from those road trips are still on my mind, very lively. I played with Roma children on a carriage at a pond where they watered their horse early in the morning, my parents still sleeping in the car. It was a beautiful moment, morning mist at dawn, peaceful.
As an adult, sadly, I came to have very different encounters with Roma: I lived in Paris and once walked across Place de la République, a spot where many of them are squatting now. It was such a different dynamic, I still don’t know what to make of it.
Provenance research and restitution policy is becoming fashionable in Hollywood, it seems, after Clooney’s disastrous “Monuments Men”.
I’ve had my Brazilian waxing done religiously over the past 8 years. Two years ago though, I decided to keep it a little more natural than previously while keeping the advantages of a Brazilian. It was merely a change in preferences and at first the aesthetician didn’t really get what I wanted. Now it’s funny to see it becoming the new go-to, according to The Cut / New York Magazine. I’m all for it: the look of how-god-created-the-woman (I do get it a little cleaned up on the sides though) paired with the sexy perks of a neat down under! Try it!
I’ve been thinking this, too, over the past months and would love to move there, if there was any chance coming up…