2018 has been a big year when it comes to waxing, body hair and pubic hair. And not only in media. Among my girlfriends, options differ significantly. While my Czech friends embraced the trend full front, my Asian friends were quite opinionated when it came to Brazilian waxing and showing off your hairy armpits.
Silke Pan turned adversities (an uneasy family situation during her childhood, an eating disorder, and a fall that bound her to a wheelchair) to her advantage.
While in the hospital, Silke bought her first handbike. Six years later she created a world record in a handbike marathon and became a world vice-champion. This summer she accomplished “Raid Pyrénéen” an 800 km long track through the Pyrénées mountains in France.
As if that was not enough, she became “Certified Balloon Artist” and together with her husband created the World’s largest balloon labyrinth in Allaman, Switzerland (in 2016).
This year Silke published her first book “A la conquête de nouveaux sommets” (Conquering New Heights) which is available in Payot libraries in French.
Parenthood is deep. It’s raw, encompassing and no one can take it away from you. It’s the biggest lesson and opportunity to grow, do your best and experience feelings in its essence. It’s an opportunity to bridge misunderstandings with your own parents as it fills you with compassion and understanding. As you make faults, you begin to understand your parents. And as much as I don’t want to be like my mom, it’s crazy to see how much I resemble her.
I am not going to lie. Saying goodbye to the 43rd edition of the Paléo Festival Nyon was hard.
Depeche Mode opened the festival with an amazing show on the first night, and it didn’t stop there. Gorillaz and Lenny Kravitz didn’t disappoint either. Performance of MGMT, OrelSan, Bigflo & Oli, and Jain exceeded my expectations and when it comes to a dance music, it was Feder’s deep house that kept us dancing into wee hours.
Here is the first video that we recorded with Jahneration (reggae music), Nomadic Massive (multicultural and multilingual collective made of MCs who perform a mix of rap, reggae, and hip-hop), Muthoni Drummer Queen (hip-hop), and SARO (beatbox loopstation).