Category: Lifestyle

The Place That Has It All: RAW

There is no shortage of places to visit in Berlin on everyday of the week at any time. You can spend the entire weekend in most clubs (until Monday on holiday weekends), there are delicious places to eat that are open 24hrs (shoutout to all the döner shops), and of course, you’re never out of beer because many spätis never…

My Berlin Sabbatical

By: Serita Braxton When I originally visited Berlin, the city was so new, shiny, and free spirited that I fell in love after being here for less than 24 hours. After I moved, I discovered that there was a completely different lifestyle from the one I had in the US. People could wear whatever they wanted without feeling judged, there was a…

Safety in Berlin Public Spaces

By Serita Braxton Several times a month I see women sharing stories and seeking advice about scary incidents that happen to them in Berlin. They detail stories of being verbally harassed and physically intimidated while walking alone or in public transport. Those experiences are terrifying in the moment and leave them shaken up long after. Sometimes they post their stories…

Solo Summer Activities

The weather in Berlin feels like you’re in the height of summer and there’s so many things you want to do but realize you don’t have anyone to do them with. While Berlin constantly attracts people by the plane full, people also seem to leave just as frequently. Whether you’ve fallen victim to disappearing friends or the friends you’ve made…

Pink Solo Cup

By Katrin Ziegler The day has come where I am finally testing the menstruation cup. Not because I find the idea particularly appealing – I am actually quite satisfied with my tampon solution – but because after an astonishing nineteen (!) years women finally get more options. As of now, I was only able to chose between sanitary pads, reusable…

Shoutout to Berlin

By: Katrin Ziegler Wait, what? I am usually known for my *slightly* critical posts and negative opinion about Berlin (see for example here and here). But it seems like the day has come where I actually have to share some positive thoughts. Because, you know, Berlin is actually pretty amazing. But why? HISTORY GALORE There are only a few places…

The Disappearing Friends of Berlin

By: Serita Braxton As I scroll through all of the Facebook groups for women in Berlin, the most frequent post I see is of women looking to meet new people in the hopes of making friends. These posts generally get hundreds of likes and dozens of other women with the same goal eager to meet up. Meeting details are agreed…