Guide to drinking and partying around WordCamp Europe 2019

Bar hopping on Weserstraße Weserstraße and its side streets offer a great way to bar hop. It's a very long street but its eastern end is a 5-minute walk away from Estrel. Here are some examples: Silver Future The local all-inclusive queer bar in Neukölln. Please don't take pictures in there and respect the others. … Continue reading Guide to drinking and partying around WordCamp Europe 2019

Vegan friendly eats around WordCamp Europe 2019

As someone who has spent the majority of her past 5 years in and around Neukölln, where WordCamp Europe is being held this year, I felt compelled to create this list of good eateries, restaurants and holes-in-walls around this year's venue. Hotel Estrel is some distance away from the centre of things in the neighbourhood … Continue reading Vegan friendly eats around WordCamp Europe 2019

Berlin’s public transport uses transphobia in a publicity stunt

BVG is Berlin's main public transport corporation, the one that runs buses, trams and the U-Bahn. They have been known for edgy advertising and I've been a fan of their campaigns in the past. The organisation took the plunge during International Women's day and decided it would be a good idea to introduce what they call Frauentickets or Women's tickets the coming Monday, 18 March It is a very obvious publicity stunt and is only sold as a day ticket with a € 1.50 discount from a regular one, which symbolises the wage gap. This is still something that could have been used for good and I am sure that was their original intention, while the reality of the matter is in fact the opposite.

Why I stepped aside from the Transgender Flag Emoji group and why the Transgender Flag is not a part of the new version of Emoji

Transgender flags waving in the wind in a park

While I have been evaluating my volunteering projects in the past half a year and stepping away from some so I can concentrate on my full-time job, my relationships and friendships, my work with the group that has submitted technical proposals for the Transgender Flag Emoji is something that has generally laid still for long periods of time and has in fact not taken much time away from me, aside from the initial work of writing the technical bits of the proposal