• Arts and crafting through uni

    For someone with a paralysed upper limb, I am ridiculously bad at keeping my hands still. I always need something in my hands. Whether it’s a crochet or cross stitch project, a pen to doodle, just something to fiddle with… Don’t make me sit and just listen. I am like this when I’m in a […]

  • Juggling

    Doing one thing at a time bores me, it leaves me empty and hollow, it’s like I’m missing something. That’s why I like to juggle. Working as a teacher part-time? Let me do a research project on the side. Oh, and volunteer here and there and work on a creative project because my hands need […]

  • My First Halloween

    So, here’s the thing: I have never celebrated Halloween. Where I’m from, we don’t celebrate Halloween. What we have is Sint Maarten, a celebration on the 11th of November where kids make lanterns and go by houses to sing songs and receive candy. And so, I celebrated my first Halloween this year. I must admit […]

  • Wayfinding for Idiots

    When it comes to roads and maps and routes… I’m an idiot. I am absolutely reliant on Google Maps, to the point where I’ve named the Google Maps voice Susan. I call her that because I need something to cuss out when I do the wrong thing and Susan is a good name to cuss […]

  • Introducing… me?

    As I will be one of your tour guides in student life I thought it would be fair to introduce myself to you. Introductions are not my strong suit as I feel like the human experience is so much more complex than the basic “Hi, I’m Sophie, I like reading, crafts, and archery. I study […]

  • Unhinged

    I don’t know what it is, but ever since I came here, I’ve felt a bit unhinged. Maybe you feel it too, like you’re not exactly balanced, that, had you been an actual door, you’d just scrape over the floor a bit. As though if someone decides to put a little more pressure than necessary […]