In discussions about racism, the focus is usually on mainstream society and its treatment of ethnic minorities. What is not usually discussed is the racism within those communities themselves.
Sorry for the longer absence! Before I leave on a longer trip, I usually schedule some posts to go up during my absence. This time, however, the night before we left for Malta, I was victim of a home invasion. Needless to say, I was a bit too shaken up to think about blogging. After spending a week in Malta, I can at least give you a sneak peek into our Malta trip before a more detailed post goes up in the future.
I recently watched the documentary “The Human Experiment” and was quite shocked at the toxins that are found in a lot of products that we use on a daily basis. Some things are, of course, more difficult to change, such as furniture (most of us can’t really afford to buy all new furniture just because we saw a documentary that scared us). With other things, however, it’s a lot easier, one such thing being makeup. It’s a matter of fact that we don’t actually need makeup so why don’t we try to lower the number of products we buy and make sure that we invest more in our health? That’s why it’s my new mission to try and buy only toxin-free makeup from now on. There are quite a few brands who make so-called “natural” makeup, and there are several products that look fairly interesting. Of course, they also have to be vegan and cruelty-free which makes the list a bit smaller, but I prefer that, as it gives me a better overview.
Ramadan just ended, and Muslims all over the world celebrated one of the major Islamic holidays. For those of us who live abroad, this means being far away from family and friends, and even if you’re not particularly religious, this can be a lonely time. I wanted to write about my experience as a Muslim expat in Greece and thought it would be a good idea to compare it with my life in Canada.
As you know from my most recent minimalist packing post, I went to Warsaw last weekend for a short city break. I tried to use my time wisely and ended up sacrificing museum visits due to the stunning weather. In this post, I'll share some of my thoughts and pictures.
This weekend, I will be heading to Warsaw for a super short trip, and I want to pack as little as possible. As I will be spending a night there, I will need to bring some essentials however.
If you saw my posts on minimalist packing for a week in Hamburg and Hamburg’s Speicherstadt, you know that we spent the first week of May in Hamburg visiting family and friends. Living in Hamburg, I never had to seek out vegan restaurants as I was still vegetarian, which is a lot easier with regards to eating out. My expectations were quite high as I had already found a multitude of options on HappyCow. Compared to my previous travels as a vegan (Corfu, Bucharest, Rome, Brussels), this trip was so much more filled with exciting vegan options.
Brother Ali has been one of my favorite rappers ever since “Shadows on the Sun” came out. I was immediately hooked on the subject matter, rhymes, and flow, and, of course, Ant's (of Atmosphere) production.
Privilege is something that has often been discussed in recent years but rarely understood. One group of people that is often overlooked but could potentially explain the issue to those who enjoy privilege are people of mixed ethnicity. In this post, I want to shed some light on the issue from my own perspective and experience.
Hair care can be a difficult topic when you’re vegan because a lot of the products out there are not vegan and cruelty-free. Luckily, since I try to live a more minimalist lifestyle I want to keep the number of products I use very low and am not too concerned with owning tons of different, new products.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.