Discovering the gem “next door.”
It’s 1824 all over again at the heart of Leipzig.
Pakistan lost one of their own this week – born and raised in Leipzig – but they will never lose her contribution to their lives.
In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.
Sociologist Helena Flam ponders possible intepretations or reasons for the appointment of a former refugee from Minsk, married to his same-sex partner, as the new US Consul to Leipzig.
I have known her well, as long as I’ve been conscious of my own existence.