Being Myself

Tears are our traces on this planet

Author: Vera Dudikot’oLocation: OstravaOn a train I met a sad-eyed old man. After a moment of silence, we started talking. He told me he was traveling to Pardubice to lay flowers on the grave of his daughter. She had married a professional boxer, and three years ago he beat her to death. The old man [...]

How’s your leg, mother?

Author: Ivana Simikova/Julia and Marta KotlarovaLocation: BrnoJulia Kotlarova is my colleague at DROM, the Romani center in Brno."I was trained to be a hairdresser. After my training was over I worked for ten years in that profession. People liked me and I had regular clients: I gave them the love I feel for fellow creatures.When [...]