The idea that I could give a child the life they could never have, the idea that I could make a family and help a beautiful soul at the same time, was incredibly appealing to me.
I’ve been thinking about why this is. What’s so different about me that makes me more perceptive to people’s inner thoughts and feelings? It took me a long time but I think I’m starting to understand it.
I want to be important and relevant and seen. I want to feel like I’m making a difference, or even an imprint, in this world. So many of us die and no one remembers anything we ever did.
Just once, I wanted the choice to be who I was, without anyone knowing my history or telling me what to do.
I met Maia, a twenty-year-old girl from just outside of Oslo who was backpacking her way around Europe, surviving off her monthly allowance from the Norwegian government.
Doing stand up comedy is weird. One minute you’re shaking from nerves and fumbling with the mic, the next you feel like an invincible genius who will literally never die.
i can’t find a reason to let go but with every passing season i put on a better show. … More
To learn another language is to accept another culture, to truly see a language, a country, for what they are. Something so simple as learning a language can help us work towards acceptance.