Emma Laurijssens

Author: Emma Laurijssens


This gem I found on Facebook, shared by a friend. He commented with something like ‘So true’. It’s a photo of Bruce Jenner, with a rant about what it is like to be a woman. I couldn’t help but to respond on my friend’s timeline: Sorry, no. The only thing I’ll never experience is my monthly period. Which also means… Read more →


Charlotte was about to turn 6 years old when she discovered this song by Within Temptation. I was going through a difficult time, I had just admitted that my feelings towards T related stuff wouldn’t go away and I was working hard to avoid the divorce that turned out to be inevitable after two years anyway. I haven’t got a… Read more →


Cloning human beings has been illegal to this day. That makes it safe to say that everybody has a mother and a father. A biological mother and a biological father, to be more precise, because the difference is quite important. My grandmother had a tile in her hallway with this saying printed on it. “Becoming a father is favour, being… Read more →


A short one. I was sitting at a table at an ice cream shop in Kleve, Germany. A couple of girls were playing and climbing a bronze statue next to where I was sitting. I was watching them, until it occurred to me that I skipped the first 42 years of my life. My memories of those first 42 years… Read more →


A decent lady. Perhaps a bit tall, definitely hard to overlook. You’d almost say ‘nothing special’ but that would do her no justice. She was neatly dressed, with a skirt just above the knee, heeled boots. She didn’t wear a lot of make up, though it showed that it had been a long day and she needed a touch up.… Read more →


So, I couldn’t resist and made #MyVanityFairCover as well. Sorry. The UK version of The Huffington Post put it in third place, right after Jenner’s original and Crystal Frasier’s cover. Which is kind of cool.   Huffington Post #MyVanityFairCover (LINK)   Read more →


Just because, for personal reasons, I haven’t been able to post new things or write out new translations. In the 90’s I used to sing this as loud as possible. Some of you might have noticed :). Did anyone realise back then why I did that? Read more →


In the old days, yeah, the old days…. I used to be really quiet. I was an onlooker and only came into action if it was unavoidable. Very restrained, almost calculating. People admired this calmness. It awed them. On the rare occasions when I did act, when I did get angry, you really knew you had overstepped the line. It… Read more →


From time to time I like to read fashion magazines, like Dutch Vogue, Elle or Glamour. I turned into a bit of a fashion chick, regardless of my age. When Nike introduced their City Collection in the beginning of March, my only thought was “WANT!”. Only to find out that everything was sold out on the very first day the… Read more →