Tell us a little about yourself:
Queer German woman, married to an American woman, living together in the Netherlands, and commuting by bicycle. Fat vegan treehugger, feminist, and animal rights activist. Very progressive atheist. Lifelong learner. Too many academic degrees in too different fields to stay focused. Currently working in web management and as a photographic artist.
What one thing are you most proud of in your years?
Going vegan a year ago, not exploiting animals anymore. That beats my PhD by far, because it’s much more useful: For my body, for the animals, for the environment, and against world hunger.
What one thing do you hope to achieve before you reach 100 years old?
Future achievements: After I’m retired I want to give away 95% of my (already comparatively sparse) belongings and live in a sustainable mobile home or boat that generates its own fuel.
What one thing have you seen in your life time which you feel has changed the world the most significantly?
What changed the world most significantly? The Internet. It has accelerated the pace of practically everything, and it has also created numerous opportunities for people to participate and express themselves. It’s the biggest instrument of democratization ever.
What one piece of advice would you give to your ten year old self?
Piece of advice to me at 10 years old: Don’t try to be who you are not – you’re just right the way you are.