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Collaborative Work: Journos From The Blog

  In 2018, I started to study "international journalism" at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. For my first assignment in the cross-platform module, I was part of a group project with five other students from all around the world.  Let…
Red Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco photographed from the look-out on the San Francisco side.

Find me at my happy place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwqNaehINd4&frags=pl%2Cwn    
Medical marijuana flowers on table

Pain medication, legalized marijuana and chronic illness

I spoke to Monica who lives with a rare and painful illness called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Find out how she copes with the daily problems, what medication she takes, and what it means to her to live in CA where marijuana is now completely legal.   Bild:…
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Short Clips

Those couple of short clips were part of my practice during the documentary filmmaking module at Edinburgh Napier University.  My husband playing the ukulele for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vycAwNTCJ9k&frags=pl%2Cwn Full…
A bottle of Care by Design medical cannabis on a table
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Medical marijuana - a medication in CA, and a drug in Germany

Germany and the US have many apparent differences. However, the gap couldn’t be larger in terms of people discussing marijuana, especially for medical use. Uncountable patients that suffer from chronic pain live in Germany, and many of them…
Close-up of green marijuana plant

Living with medical marijuana as a German in California

What happens if you move from Germany to San Francisco without proper pain medication? You try cannabis for the first time!   If you want to read this article, it is available at: Journos From The Blog Interested in learning more…
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"Why can’t I just stay in bed?" - Seeing life through the eyes of a chronically ill child

Seeing the world through the eyes of a child helps some grown-ups to change their attitude towards life, but what happens if this child lives with a severe chronic illness and endures obstacles many adults never have to bear. Marlon* is eight…
This picture shows a young boy standing on a skiing slope with a ski on his one remaining leg. Additionally, he has two supportive smaller skis on his arms. He has red cheeks, wears a helmet and smiles
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Skiing pro Christoph has only one leg

Neumarkt resident Christoph Glötzner was in an accident when he was only three years old. His dream: Attending the Paralympics someday. For eight years Christoph has been racing downhill on one leg. The 13-year-old explains how he has learned…
Screenshot of the personal essay about Karina Sturm's life with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It shows Karina standing on a bridge close to the pacific ocean looking thoughtful. She wears a black jacket and a black beanie

My struggle to feel deserving of love as a woman with chronic illness

Living with a chronic illness inspired me to write about other people that share my fate. However, I also publish very personal essays about my life with chronic illness. Read on The Mighty why I struggled to feel deserving of love:  My…