I'm a freelance journalist from the Netherlands, currently living in New York City.

 

My love for stories began at a young age, but I decided to make  storytelling my career after interning at Dave Eggers' oral history publication Voice of Witness in 2014. 

 

I've since experimented with audio, long form, interactive and multimedia storytelling, data journalism and photography and published with The Correspondent, De Groene Amsterdammer, Radio Doc, Pointer, and more. 

 

Some of my favorite stories are about nuns dressed in pink who pray for the outside world from solitary confinement, a remapping of the history of Dutch slavery in New York City small-town idealists trying to solve the Northern-Irish Troubles and the forgotten role the Netherlands played in the Sinti & Roma holocaust.

I was a board member and continue to be on the program committee of the Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands, organizing the annual True Stories conference in Amsterdam/The Hague.