Interviews

Interview: Andrea On Quitting a Corporate Job and Starting Her Own Business

In the interview of April, I am talking with Andrea Astner about her daring decision to start her own business and leave a stable 9-5 job at a well-known international consultancy company. She describes herself as a productivity coach & dog mom, currently based in Bucharest.  Andrea has a BSc in International Business Administration and …

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Interview: Raya On Being In A Relationship With Someone From another Culture

The interview of the month is about intercultural relations. Research shows that in most cases intercultural relations are accepted, but initially met with resistance (Bonte, 2018). Resistance and disapproval create moments of doubt in a relationship. Today, Raya tells us her story. Raya lives in Amsterdam. She works at Global People and is specialised in …

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Interview: Yvet On The Rise Of Men’s Rights Movements In India

The interview of the month is about the upsurge of men’s rights activism (MRAs) in India. Yvet Voppen wrote her bachelor’s thesis on this topic. She is from the Netherlands and studied BA International Studies at Leiden University. This study focuses on global politics, economics, history, and culture. During her study, she specialized in South …

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Interview: Shiwani On Supporting LGBT, Menstruation, And Parenting In the Surinamese-Indian Community

The interview of the month is about social problems in the Surinamese-Indian community in the Netherlands. This time I talk with Shiwani Sewdajal about LGBT, menstruation and parenting. Although there is still a stigma on these topics in Dutch society, they are more or less accepted and discussable. In contrast to the openness of discussing …

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