Rosa Luxemburg

Allow me to introduce you to Rosa Luxemburg. Rosa Luxemburg was a 19th century Marxist political philosopher & revolutionary with a profound love for the world. Red Rosa’s purpose in life was to restore the dignity of human beings. By traveling the globe and...

Isis

February 13th 2020: Testing the transmissive force of Isis A3 poster version. Photo by: Jan-Gerrit Klok.

Willem-Alexander

This is Willem-Alexander, king of the Netherlands since 2013. We Dutchies celebrated his birtday yesterday. On King’s Day, Dutchies watch him and his lovely wife Máxima visit a Dutch city live on tv, eat orange pastries and dance around drunk on streets and squares in...

An Ode To Maartje

This is my colleague Maartje.Over the past months we have spent a few afternoons together answering phone calls of citizens of Echt-Susteren. Before that, my focus had been to 1) listen to the citizens + make them feel understood 2) offer them one next practical move,...

Adi Da

This is my spiritual teacher Adi Da. It is quite a challenge to describe what I love about Him. For to me, He is not a person that I can compare myself and others with. He is a mysterious presence that somehow got hold of me and turned my life around when I was ready...

DJ Drez

This is DJ Drez. His album ‘The Lotus Memoirs’ is an ecstatic mix of mystical hiphop and Indian raga. I am moved by the subtle way in which he marries the mysterious depth of traditional Indian culture with intimate beats birthed by modern day machines. I am grateful...

Timo & Janneke

This is my brother Timo and his fiancé Janneke. They are awesome. They run a business together, always set new inspiring goals, travel the world and are as lovey dovey as they were in the beginning. Observing them gives me insight into my limiting beliefs about...

Angelina Jolie

This is Angelina Jolie. I don’t know much about her background nor did I take the effort to delve into her history before publishing her portrait. But isn’t her degree of sultryness just SMASHING? Deeply inspiring to me  An ode to Angelina Jolie.

Kate Moss

This is British supermodel Kate Moss. To me, Kate seems to inhabit her femininity and I admire that. The second quality I appreciate in Kate is her work ethic. To this day, she loves to work and to keep on growing through her work. I find this beautiful, probably...

Brigitte

This is my colleague Brigitte Puts. As you can see, she’s energetic, bold and expressed. Great at handling life business too. While working with her, I could clearly see my resistance to wrapping up work. And also felt into what it’s like when things *do* get done....

Rudi

When I first read about Rudi in the Knee of Listening I didn’t think much of him. He was only Adi Da’s first teacher, so I might as well skip to the real stuff, right? But after watching the vid Sustaining Deep Effort this week I did come to appreciate him. He...

Adi Da

It was January 28th 2017 and I could not move an inch. The assignment of the retreat was super simple: take a walk through the forest while *being* happy. But I couldn’t. I was stunned to feel bodily that my unhappiness was a muscle that I had been training like a pro...

Kat Loterzo

There aren’t many online influencers who have triggered me like Kat does. The ease and flow with which she does her thing and asks and receives money… AARGH!#%!And that while she has been in an equally hopeless financial situation as myself. Yes, this woman has...

Joke Hermsen

The moment we open our eyes we already have too little of it. Time. Clock time, to be more precise. Clock time is time that we can measure, providing us with continuity and the possibility to make appointments with other people. But did you know there is another type...

Hannah Arendt

You may think you are born only once, right after your mother spits you out of her vagina. But political philosoper Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) argues otherwise. She says your natural birth is only your first and it merely defines your *what*: whether you are male or...

Hope Sandoval

She’s beautifully shy.She’s the ethereal singer of dreampop band Mazzy Star.She’s.. Hope Sandoval  Curious to find out what her dreampop sounds like? Here’s ‘Into Dust’ from Mazzy Star’s 1993 album ‘So Tonight That I Might...

Devendra Banhart

He wears earrings and black eyeliner.He makes psychedelic folk.His lyrics are surreal.One of his albums is called ‘Oh Me Oh My… The Way The Day Goes By The Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs Of The Christmas Spirit’. And his name is…...

Andrew Bird

He’s classy.He’s smart.He has sideburns.And is well dressed. He’s a badass whistler.He’s eloquent as fuck.He plucks his violin as well as he does his guitar.And creates eargasms with a looping machine. So.Pour yourself a glass of the most...

An Pierlé

Who plays the piano from a skippyball? Well here she is ladies & gents… the beautifully porcelain Belgian singer-songwriter Ms. @anpierle. My favourite albums of hers are ‘Helium Sunset’ (2002) and her collaboration album with White Velvet ‘An Pierlé...

Stella Bergsma

I’ve no motherfucking time for this motherfuckerI’ve got motherfucking rhymes for this motherfuckerthere’s no motherfuckng crime in this motherfuckeryou’ve no motherfucking dime to piss motherfuckerget your motherfucking paws of me motherfuckerfeel me motherfucking...

King Charles

He breathes French Bohemianism.His moves are ballet-esque.He is the coolest, the juiciest, the hottest.Mesdames & messieurs, je vous présente… King...

Tori Amos

Ever since I secretly heard the first few seconds of Beauty Queen, I have been a fan of Tori Amos. I was 12 and I didn’t like her in the sense of wanting to dig up every single fact about her life. I liked her for the womanly power that radiates from all her songs....