By Europe & Me‘s Friederike Sandow There’s a lot going on at the Olympics, which took place from 23rd of July until 8th of August. Europe & Me‘s Friederike is revisiting the lows of Tokyo 2020 and concludes that not even British diver Tom Daley can knit us out of this shit show. The Olympic flame and... Continue Reading →
Female Financial Literacy
By Europe & Me‘s Laura Worsch Ever thought about your pension? Europe & Me‘s Laura Worsch had not until recently, but found out how educating yourself on long-term financial security is also a way to close the gender gap. While women are often insecure about investing their money, taking your finances in your own hand is... Continue Reading →
Poland: Will I ever stop fighting for my rights?
By Europe & Me's Julia Zalewska In Europe & Me's previous issue, they published this article about the reversion of the right to abortion in Poland. This time, E&M‘s Julia Zalewska, born and raised in Poland, recounts her experience of continuously having to fight for her rights in 21st Century Europe. I feel hopeless, overwhelmed. The country I live... Continue Reading →
Three women, three backgrounds, three stories: One conversation.
By Europe and Me's Friederike Sandow Europe & Me author Friederike Sandow has sat down with three women to talk all things feminist. The conversation was recorded and has been transcribed by the author, some answers have been abbreviated for clarity. Friederike: Thank you for meeting with me on the day an iconic feminist has passed away. (*Ruth... Continue Reading →
Under the Microscope: Women's Health and the Patriarchy
By Europe and Me's Francesca Monticelli The current mode of healthcare is patriarchal. Often a one-size-fits-all approach is adopted, but as one-size is based on men automatically women are at a disadvantage. Despite there being evidence to support this case there is a lack of focus on re-transforming the system. From a public health perspective... Continue Reading →
The New World Leaders – Young and Female
By Europe and Me's Caitlin Ackerman “If not you, then who? If not now, then when? We need more women to speak up and make their voices heard. Young women have valuable experiences and perspectives. We need you in this fight.” – Elizabeth Warren from A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance. In the era... Continue Reading →
Being A Woman
By Dana Newman Eleven years ago, fresh out of college, I decided to pack what could fit into two Duffle bags - sell everything that couldn’t at a yard sale - and move from my home in sunny South Florida to Prague in the Czech Republic. A few months after that, I fell in love... Continue Reading →
What do we do after #MeToo?
Now that we all know we’ve been harassed, assaulted and/or raped, where do we go from here? What do we do next? By Emily Andrews Illustration by @aldalilja (via Instagram) I wouldn’t say, with confidence, that I’ve been raped. It just took me three tries to type out that word - so heavy with meaning... Continue Reading →
The Beginnings of the Tickles and Pokes’ Period Positive Movement
By Za Unitt In Dececember of 2018, my friend and bandmate, Julia, and I sat in her kitchen talking about the future and what direction we wanted to take with our newly formed Duo/Act, Tickles And Pokes. We're both mothers, entertainers, and over 40. Neither one of us were interested in doing the whole traveling... Continue Reading →
Ash’s Activist Journey
By Ashleigh Streeter-Jones My activist journey started back in 2005 when, my parents, who had previously lived in Johannesburg, took me to South Africa. This is how I found myself in SOWETO – the South Western Township – on Christmas day. It was a confronting experience. Although we were in SOWETO with a local tour... Continue Reading →