Chick(s) without kids

Chick(s) without kids

Today, by chance I listened to the episode "Choosing to live child-free" of the What would a feminist do?-podcast (you can listen to it here); I haven't thought about that issue for a while, but what the three women – host Jessica Valenti and her two guests, authors Meghan Daum and Danielle Henderson – talked about resonated [...]

Nothing better than some good old ‘shame fics’ …

Nothing better than some good old ‘shame fics’ …

From what I’ve written in some of the blog post before, one may assume I am a sophisticated reader thanks to my academic ventures (*cough*) in the field of comparative literature. Well, sometimes I am. Depending on my mood, my ADHD, the lunar phase, and the position of Jupiter to the last third of my [...]

Never finishing anything at all – 4 (or more) steps to succeed

Never finishing anything at all – 4 (or more) steps to succeed

I have finished my talk some weeks ago, ready to edit it a bit here and there and in the end having weeks to rehearse it (...something that is reallyreallyreally important for non-native-speakers!!!) – at least that was my plan. Of course, quite the opposite happened. After finishing my first ‘draft,’ my supervisor and wonderguy [...]