-When you don’t know which direction to take, always go to the left. / (Me) -Ah yes, Beyonce said that! / (Him) -No, this is from a leftist politician! (Boris was a Member of the European Parliament for two consecutive mandates)

My parents divorced when I was six years old. That in itself was not traumatic, as they managed to do it in a rather clean way. Later on came the difficulties, in the form of financial matters and stepparents. I had a range of stepfathers at my mother’s place and one of them stayed for aContinue reading

When I was twenty years old, I lost my mother and I was sad, very sad for a very long time. I felt nobody could understand my level of pain so I chose not to express my sadness publicly at the time, especially not on social media. Though I shared a beautiful memory on there :Continue reading

I was six years old when we arrived in Sweden with my family – as refugees from Kosovo. It was difficult for me to live because as a child, I did not fathom the gravity of the situation, nor why we had to leave our home and I felt sad to leave my relatives behind.Continue reading

When I was young, we were living in a farm, in the Finnish countryside. Our neighbors were a couple and they were drinking pretty much all the time. One evening, there was a storm and their building completely burned down. Nobody died, nothing happened to the couple but from what I heard back then, theContinue reading

My grandmother was headmaster of a residence facility for the elderly. When she got ill, she insisting on staying there for her ‘final years’, so my mother decided to stay there with her and take care of her. Bon. It was surely painful for both of them, but I can imagine it was a little more soContinue reading

I was happy back in Lyon: I was living with my boyfriend, it was my first relationship. Then, when we broke up, my whole world started crumbling down. All of a sudden, I was heartbroken, I could not recognize myself and I could not even see myself living there any longer. I needed to goContinue reading

Oh, I am very emotional. One all time event that moved me was the birth of my first daughter, Marta. Becoming a father is a truly unique experience. On a more melancholic note, I still get very emotional when I see my father, whom I do not see often as he lives in Barcelona. ItContinue reading