Before delving into this week’s topic, some good news: I got a Facebook scholarship to participate in the Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY! This means that I’ll spend the next 100 days studying how to make this platform
*Warning: This newsletter talks about miscarriage. If you find the topic triggering, maybe skip reading this edition, and check out this website for extra resources. I felt so tired when 2021 started. Sure, I thought to myself: I had been made redundant by The Correspondent, the
This week I explore tips on talking to children about the news. If you’re anything like me, you may have more questions and worries. That’s why I’ve invited experts that you can talk to directly, if you’re a paying member: check out the full list of names below. Then log into your account and leave your comments and questions after the story!
(Header photo by Jien Chun)What do you see when you have a child in front of you? Do you see someone to protect? A nuisance? A person in a different developmental stage than you? Do you see that child at all? I started asking myself
This week my son Lorenzo turns two, marking the end of his first 1,000 days of life. If you’re confused about the maths, don’t worry, you’re not counting wrong. The idea of the first 1,000 days is that they include life from conception, through nine
It was Saturday and we were trying to be efficient. Market, check. Groceries, check. Pharmacy, check. It’s as if I was trying to block out the colour of the sea, the sunny winter day, or the beautiful oranges, soft dried figs and tasty olives I’d
If you’d met me some 30 years ago, you would have found a rather opinionated child, somewhat chubby after early puberty, with a passion for 1960s protest music, flare jeans and the colour purple. I held opinions on the latest political crisis in Italy, spoke
From Greece and the US, a writer and a doctor came together for a 15-minute chat about how they have worked together to ‘memberfully report’ on a beat which they both care deeply about: our first 1,000 days. “Anything we can do in that first
“Can you imagine what it’s like to experience a city when you’re only 90 centimetres from the ground?” I knew that I was doing something right when I saw how my new colleagues reacted to the question I asked during one of our first newsroom
This week, Jonathan, a member, sent me an email with a provoking subject matter: “The first 1000 days of childlessness”. He told me about having felt like an “outsider” when he and his partner decided not to have kids. “In younger years, we had to
I’m writing these notes at 6am, after having slept in short intervals throughout the night. My son Lorenzo is teething and he only accepts me comforting him at night. Lucky me! Somehow I feel awake, and lucid. I debate whether I should sleep some more,
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández wore a green tie last week to announce he was sending a bill to legalise abortion to Congress. This is the ninth time a bill makes its way into Congress in Argentina – but this time there are high hopes that
Activists and legal experts from around the world shared their work on reproductive rights, and how we can best understand one another on divisive issues.
2020 has been a trying year for parents, with many struggling to arrange a schedule for schooling and playtime. The good news: play doesn’t need to be planned – and it shouldn’t be. On World Children’s Day, it’s the perfect time to remember and value the importance of play.
I was starting to like 2020. After a slow start, a major change of plans because of coronavirus, a long and difficult lockdown, I felt that my family and I had taken all the possible steps to be better prepared for what was to come