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Strange Days: The Traveller's Insight

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‘Remember, remember always that all of us, you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists’ - Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today it’s nearly impossible to start a debate on immigration without arousing feelings of racism. The two topics are strongly related and that is probably why immigration became a problem. History has, over the y[...]

Facing the reality of the fashion industry: why I quit

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I had decided I wanted to be a fashion photographer and absolutely had to live in London as soon as I was able to. The move to London meant freedom from the boredom of the countryside as a teenager. Freedom to do what I wanted and be what I wanted. It was initially a huge shock to my system and people from countries I’d never heard of speaking languages I di[...]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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All children get asked it. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A vet. A lawyer. A dancer. A mechanic. Some ballsy kids will answer “a tree” or “a cat”. You go, kids. What do I want to be want to be when I grow up? Try happy. Fulfilled. Give this answer and the asker will retort, “no, no, what do you want to be? What job do you want?” OK, so that’s a[...]

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