A nerdy activist blog.


In short: Jantien, 33. Currently living in Limerick, Ireland but born and raised in the Netherlands. Mamma of Benjamin & Niamh, rescue kitty Freyja and a bunch of baby succulents & cacti.

Got diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE / Lupus) with a side of Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2008. Will sometimes blog about that, and my mental health, as well.  I love a lot of different things and blog about life, so parenting, hobbies and all of this are fair game. Art especially.

Working in social media as CEO of Alicorn Media, #LimerickHour host, Radio DJ at Limerick City Community Radio and doing some other cool side projects at the moment. Clare’s Wish Foundation director and Hibbs Lupus Trust ambassador. Volunteer at Rapecrisis Midwest. Went to the University of Limerick. Social media has been a hobby for a long time, but I got lucky enough to eventually turn it into a job in 2011. Started for myself in 2017 and got asked to guest lecture at UL after a couple of months.

Has kayaking as a new hobby but usually found with her nose in a book if there’s a couple of free minutes. Currently reading Akwaeke Emezi‘s Freshwater. Been blogging on and off since ~2000ish, when LiveJournal was still a thing. Yes, I’m that old. And have been that obsessed with writing and internet since then. My dad is a software engineer, I can’t help it.

If you want to contact me, feel free to do so on the Contact page. And if you have questions, leave them in the comments below!


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