This is the personal story of the 21-year old Karolina Demianczuk – a girl with ‘Polish Blood, American Spirit, and Asian Mind’, who's founded Spontime, a $3mln startup. We hope that after reading this, you get as inspired as we did!
What inspired me to pursue my entrepreneurial career and bring in-person enjoyment
It's been more than five decades since you and I have equal rights. It is since 1957 that women and men have equal rights that come as one of the founding values of the European Union. And yet, in 2015 we are still struggling and we are crafting Directives, using them
When we talk about films, we immediately turn towards Hollywood. Inevitable; unless you attended a BA in Film and Arts. But where do you go when you are looking for the best women filmmakers? Europe enters the competition here and we've decided to line up the 5 best contemporary women
How do we ensure gender equality in filmmaking? How do we empower women in filmmaking? Do we make a special award for women? Do we create special festivals only for women? And how do we encourage filmmakers to empower women through their movies? Being a judge of an online film
It might even be obvious that I know more about the politics in the Middle East than the feminist initiatives for a sexual revolution. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to meet Mona Eltahawy, one of the leading feminists of the Arabic world, in person. Her book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why
Sleepovers and ballet classes; who needs more than that?
Ballet was something I always did. From as far back as I can remember, I danced ballet. It was never something I thought of doing professionally, though. It was just something I did because I liked it. I’d go to school, play
"I dreamt of being 'normal' in all the senses you can imagine", I wrote about my personal journey as I reflected on leaving the stage and point-shoes behind for a 2nd life. And as Carrie started to talk about the differentiation between ballet world and the normal world, I knew
You become what your learn
‘Show no pain’. This was the first lesson I learnt as a 9-year-old aspiring ballerina. This sentence predestinates your life. Forever. You learn that you have to perform no matter what; that if you don’t perform, you fail. You learn that nobody is interested in your