The work that I do is not only related to law, because to be able to understand freedom in relation to law one has to have an understanding of freedom in general.
Our identities and identifications have an effect on the freedom we allow for ourselves and others. This true when we look at what human rights are and how they are shaped. It is also true when we look at our daily lives. I am referring to race, gender, sexual, national identities etc., and the ways in which these intersect. I am also referring to identities and identifications such as being a mother, being a child, or being for example a perfectionist. They are all related to our ideas of what a human being is and what a (good) human being ought to be. And with that they are related to our understanding of truth and reality.
In my understanding, freedom is inextricably connected to equality and justice. In all my endeavours as a lawyer, researcher and storyteller I take as a departing point the idea of becoming. It is where freedom lies. Therefor, I take seriously the role of identities, identifications and power relations, and I am invested in inclusive storytelling and knowledge production.
Past and current projects.
Some of my projects include consultations on human rights law for NGO’s and individuals, workshops for businesses and presentations for political parties. I was a human rights guest lecturer in secondary schools and during summer schools in the Netherlands and Curaçao. I also delivered keynotes and moderated discussions on race, gender, national identities, equality, freedom and heritage for museums such as Museon in the Hague, and art projects such as Patricia Kaersenhout’s Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner Too. Online I share daily life experiences of (non-)freedom
I am open for new projects related to freedom, human rights, diversity and inclusion, consciousness, truth and reality. Please feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities.
Talks, lectures, guest classes, workshops and educational material.
Written and in person consultations.
talks, interviews, moderation, blogs, articles.