Spotted at Medelhavsmuseet (The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities)
Today I wrote the last page of the 151 pages long novel I wrote and which is inspired by my experience as a trans person in Sweden. To celebrate, I had a slice of pie at Fröken Olssons Kafé, one of Gothenburg’s cosiest cafés. I’m going to work the coming week on proofreading and editing.Fortsätt läsa ”Book done!”
A day of shame for Sweden
A few days ago, I wrote a post about a twelve-year-old girl Swedish authorities had decided to deport to Pakistan despite the fact she was born and had lived her entire life here. Today, the order was carried out and Duaa and her mother were deported. Despite protests and a petition that gathered over 30.000Fortsätt läsa ”A day of shame for Sweden”
Swedish authorities are okay with causing child abuse – as long as it doesn’t happen on Swedish soil
Twelve-year-old Duaa was born in Sweden and has lived her whole life in the city of Gällivare. Her mother came here from Pakistan to flee from forced marriage, but Duaa has never been to her mother’s homeland and doesn’t know the language. Yet, Swedish authorities have decided to deport her to Pakistan. The flight isFortsätt läsa ”Swedish authorities are okay with causing child abuse – as long as it doesn’t happen on Swedish soil”
One tram change, 11 years of life
The place I work at right now is rather fancy and caters mostly to the upper-class, including the super rich. Like the kind of people who – I kid you not – owns a different luxury sports car for each day of the week. I’d known before that this obscene amount of wealth existed evenFortsätt läsa ”One tram change, 11 years of life”
What is the oldest known depiction of Thor?
Januari is a month when many Heathens pay extra tribute to Thor. In pre-Christian Northern Europe, mid-january would be the traditional time for Yule and blóts were often held in honour of the Deities of the season, among which is Thor. The Yuletide often ended with a feast and a blót to Him. And sinceFortsätt läsa ”What is the oldest known depiction of Thor?”
A happy place
I’ve been waiting for this for a while! Gothenburg’s Maritime Museum and Aquarium has been closed for a few years for renovations and now it has opened again. This is one of my favourite museums and somewhere I like to go when I need to collect my thoughts. Here you can see various boat modelsFortsätt läsa ”A happy place”
A gray day in November
Wandering through the city of Borås in western Sweden. There is so much amazing public art here, these are just a fragment, but they’re two of my favourites.
Book fair haul!
My favourite yearly event has finally arrived: the Gothenburg Book Fair! This is the largest literary event in Scandinavia and the second largest book fair in Europe. I never miss it (in non-pandemic times) and this year was no exception. To await buying more books than I can afford, I have imposed on myself theFortsätt läsa ”Book fair haul!”
Sadness – but also hope
The Swedish elections are nearly over. A few districts’ votes have yet to be counted but since the last votes to come in are from the Swedish nationals living in foreign countries – a group which is majority upper-clas and right-wing – the results will likely remain the same: Sweden will now have a right-wingFortsätt läsa ”Sadness – but also hope”