FIG&HAZELNUT COOKIES

During the COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of us is struggling with emotional eating. Emotional eating is consuming food without feeling physically hungry, mostly to cope with emotions like stress and anxiety. Foods we consume during emotional or stress eating are more likely to be comfort foods like fast foods and other packaged foods such as biscuits, which are high in fat and sugar. Consuming energy-dense foods or overeating may lead to weight gain which is … Continue reading FIG&HAZELNUT COOKIES

Mauritius, are you a victim?

Hi Mauritius, come here, let us talk, my old friend. I have been pondering a question for a very long time.  Mauritius, are you a victim? Do you think that since daddy’s little spoiled brat took you over, you have been leading a miserable life? You have been free from the British rule since 1968. Oh how you celebrated then… You rejoiced for your freedom. … Continue reading Mauritius, are you a victim?

Elizabeth and the Landlord’s Game

Elizabeth the game maker Elizabeth J. “Lizzie” Magie was born in a small Illinois town in the 1860s. He came from a petty bourgeois family: his father, James, was a newspaper editor, Lincoln’s contributor and therefore an abolitionist. Instead, the mother is basically unknown. Following in her father’s footsteps, Elizabeth first became a stenographer and then a writer, but also a comedian, feminist, engineer, finally returned to … Continue reading Elizabeth and the Landlord’s Game

Leopold II of Belgium and his statues

The owner of Congo In 1876, Léopold-Louis-Philippe-Marie-Victor of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha, better known as Leopold II of Belgium organized a private company with fake scientific and philanthropic purposes which he called the International African Society or International Association for the Exploration and Civilization of the Congo. The initial idea was to export ivory, not just for the Kingdom of Belgium, but also for the personal wealth of its king. In 1878, … Continue reading Leopold II of Belgium and his statues

Of Intersectionality and our Future

Different diversities I am a pale, heterosexual, baptized male (even if not a believer, the same as my whole family), I was born and I live in Northern Italy, not far from Milan, and I have a master’s degree. All this to say that I have never encountered major difficulties in my life, especially taking into account these characteristics, which undoubtedly can facilitate a person’s … Continue reading Of Intersectionality and our Future

3 questions to the first woman President of Mauritius

More or less everyone in the world know about what happened in Mauritius after a Japanese ship ran aground on the reef just off Pointe d’Esny beach, on the south-east coast of the splendid African island, very close to the Blue Bay Marine Park, overwhelming priceless biodiversity. It is not yet clear why the ship was there, nor why Mauritian authorities intervened rather mildly in the early … Continue reading 3 questions to the first woman President of Mauritius

Several Times I Used to Die

Testimony of a shocking and deeply touching theatrical performance. The atmosphere is gloomy, nefarious. One has the fucking impression of no longer having oxygen in the lungs, of leaving this world. The colours are surprisingly warm, in perfect antithesis. What are we? Immersed in a uterine atmosphere, completely enveloped by a sea in constant motion, sticky: amniotic fluid. A microphone dropped in the middle, a … Continue reading Several Times I Used to Die