Google Maps Accessibility Features: how you can help

Google Maps has been on point lately. Last year they released filters for accessibility at locations and recently they released accessible routes for wheelchair users. You can now not only see if the place or locations takes credit cards, but also if they have a flat entrance and accessible bathroom. Other apps like WheelMap have…

Christmas Markets: why December is my favorite month in Germany

Yes, I know it's January, but what better of a time to write a little blog about Weinnachtmarkts (Christmas Markets). From a country that is stereotypically known for secluded individuals who may be a bit cold, it's amazing how warm and friendly the annual Christmas markets can feel. It's some intense Hygge! Hygge is the Scandinavian word…

A sneak peak into my Master’s Thesis: Human Needs, Refugees & Disability

I've been wanting to write a few blog posts about my thesis, but wasn't sure how to approach it. If you're interested in my program - Intercultural Conflict Management - read about it in my previous post. As I'm teaching a course at the Hochschule Darmstadt on Migration and Disability, the weekly prep has led…

Conference experiences – disability, comics and literature

I spent this past weekend back in Berlin. I had been meaning to visit some friends, but I also wanted to attend a conference called 'PathoGraphics - Stories of Illness/ Disability in Literature and Comics.' It was a mixture of being fascinating and way over my head. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. I originally went…

When Germans say their English is ‘not so good’…

They're lying!!!! OK, maybe they're not lying, but they're confused. I've been teaching English privately for a few months in Germany. I mostly teach kids and sometimes adults. It's been amazing to see how enthusiastic Germans are in teaching their kids English or learning for themselves. I am a 1-1 tutor and offer your basic…