Dospanova Khiuaz

Who was Khiuaz Dospanova ?

Khiuaz Dospanova is referred to as a "Heroine of Kazakhstan", a prodigious female aviator having fought the fascists during the Second World War. She was born in 1922, in the village of Ganyushkino, located in the southwest of today's Kazakhstan. Her only dream is to become a pilot. With her pilot's license in her pocket,…

Who was Khiuaz Dospanova ?

The westernization of Yoga: between misconceptions, cultural appropriation, and no inclusivity

What are the first things that come to your mind when you hear of Yoga? Physical postures, flexibility, strength? Maybe. There are still a lot of misconceptions about what Yoga is.  There are different types of Yoga, as listed by the Yoga Journal: to list but a few of them, there are Vigorous Vinyasa, Ashtanga,…

The westernization of Yoga: between misconceptions, cultural appropriation, and no inclusivity

I have put on weight and I do not accept my body

I have put on weight and I do not accept my body anymore. It is sad because I let myself too much influence by society body standards. Weight gain and body acceptance remain difficult by having these standards of beauty and obsession with image body that we are surrounded by. Instagram is one the social…

I have put on weight and I do not accept my body

What does it mean to be introvert ?

What does it mean to be introvert? An introvert is defined on Introvert Dear as” someone who prefers calm, minimally stimulating environments. Introverts tend to feel drained after socializing and regain their energy by spending time alone”. Introversion is a way for the introverted person to revitalize himself or herself by focusing on his or…

What does it mean to be introvert ?

Mental health matters for POC

Mental health is still not taken seriously as physical health and is even dismissed in some cases. Demystifying and normalizing mental health is necessary, as it has to be done for physical health. What does mental health mean? According to MentalHealth.gov, “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think,…

Mental health matters for POC
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Music, a way to help others for Carolina.

From Guadalajara to Vienna Carolina comes from Mexico, from Guadalajara, the second largest city located in western Mexico. After having worked as an au pair in Mexico and the United States, she decided to repeat the experience in Austria. Falling under the spell of the Viennese capital, she decided to stay there for her career…

Music, a way to help others for Carolina.

Mary, her philosophy and her point of view on Germany

Mary and her life in Berlin Mary, a 21-year-old woman from Berlin, works as a recruitment consultant in IT. She lived most of her life in East Berlin, in the Marzahn district, renowned for its racism. Her father is Ghanaian and her mother is German. Having grown up with her mother, the German culture is…

Mary, her philosophy and her point of view on Germany
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Racism, the black community & colorism : the experiences of Ulyshala

Ulyshala’s story Ulyshala is an African-American woman from Memphis, Tennessee. She is currently in Berlin and works as a freelancer videographer. Going to Berlin was spontaneous and unexpected. Indeed the opportunity presented itself to her and seized it. However she had some apprehensions before coming, to find herself in a place where the majority of…

Racism, the black community & colorism : the experiences of Ulyshala