I used to chase every opportunity I got. Not knowing where I was heading and therefor constantly running, rushing, all over the place. Sometimes knowing it wasn't wise to cease it. But the opportunity of a lifetime only happens once, right. Can you say no? The older I get, the more I realize that the opportunities you should be getting will come and come until you can cease it. No need to rush. Sometimes people treat this as a mistake of mine, but I guess for me it was necessary to go through this "grabbing every chance I get"-phase . It gave me skills to work something from the ground up. It also made me realize what I am truly after. Now I know why so many people warned me for this "mistake": Moving around without a clear why... Because if you find that focus, when you know when to say yes and when to say no, when to go for it or wait it out a bit, things can go very fast. But in order to find your why, you have to mess up a lot. Or at least I had to. Never think of your path as a mistake. Especially when your road isn't paved. You search your path as you search it. Fucking up is a valuable part of the process. But keep track of the wisdom people share at the wrong time. It can come in handy some time. ;) But if you have found your why, please do share. Always so inspiring. 😊 📸 @proko.penka #model #dancer #writer #lifegoals #femaleentrepreneur #fuckup #tips #antwerpen
Sometimes I get stuck and frustration is what shouts hard. I listen carefully to what I scream and after a while I put myself under a microscope. What I see there is a knot. Ready to be untied. Through the course of the years I realized that I get stuck because of growing too big for the petry dish I am in. I never fully realized I was placed in a bigger petry dish every time I grew too big. It all seemed the same, so it felt as if I had to start all over again as the same little human I once was. But I am growing. And so are you, every time you untie the knot. 📸 @proko.penka from her series Lola exploring nature. #model #photography #dancer #twistedpose #writer #growth #antwerpen
They say if you dream a thing more than once, it's sure to come true. - Sleeping Beauty Was so hard to pick the first one to post from this incredible shoot with @proko.penka titled Lola exploring nature. #model #photography #sleepingbeauty #daisies #antwerpen
It used to be a family trip to go to the Sinksenfoor. It was one of the highlights of the year. Counting down to Sinksenweekend to go on my favorite rides. We lost touch with our family about 20 years ago, but yesterday I went to the Sinksenfoor again. My housemates and I called this our family trip. With some great family pictures as result. ❤️ #familygoals #family #sinksenfoor #goodtimes #antwerpen #fun
Ain't gonna lie, it feels good to get awards. Yesterday @roxettechikua and I, and the whole ClubMG team and our participants were awarded with the Amateo Award 2019. This was a group effort, you never achieve something alone. But Roxette and I are leading this ship, so it's amazing for us that we get to put this next to the Kinnebaba. Both the local community of Borgerhout and the European Amateo Jury think we have a valuable project. But the biggest award for us is to actually build a stronger community with stronger individuals through art. Can art save the world? We believe so. Yesterday, I guess, many people hope it does or saw it does. So I decided to put my full focus on Moving Ground, to give back what art has meant to me to as many as possible people. Even more than I did. And if you want to contribute to our journey, you know where to find me: Borgerhout!
Be the person you needed as a child. That's my life motto. And turns out these children are benefiting already from it and @roxettechikua and I didn't even really get started. So moved by how they speak about ClubMG 10 months later. We made this for the award ceremony of the Amateo Awards 2019, for which @moving_ground is one of the 5 european nominees. Though there words are a better reward than the nomination. Full video on the moving ground facebook or youtube channel. Remember to exhale lots of love. We need it. Kiss. #movingground #clubmg #borgerhout #samenborgerhout #antwerpen #award #achievers #spreadlove #spreaddance
Als de multiculturele samenleving mislukt is, dan is het omdat ge er nooit in geloofd hebt. En als ge er niet in gelooft, dan draagt ge er niets aan bij. Maar velen geloven er wel in, net zoals ik. Bij mij slaagt de multiculturele samenleving dan ook elke dag. Ik wil geen monoculturele samenleving, maar dat wil niet zeggen dat gij er niet moogt zijn. In tegendeel, gij moogt er ook zijn, iedereen mag er zijn. Ge moogt altijd eens een kijkje komen nemen om te voelen hoe goed het hier is als ge uw oogkleppen kunt afzetten en uw hart kunt openen. That's all you gotta do to make it work. 📸 @mondayjr #multicultuur #diversiteit #movingground #spreadlove #spreaddance #powerofpositivity #unity #humanrights #zwartezondag
I decend this tunnel every time I need to get in touch with my grandfather. He lived on the left bank and he always took me through that tunnel to the city. Often to buy books. I love books. We had that in common. When I walk through that tunnel, I always get a flashback. Of me being scared of the escalator. Him holding my hand, to make me brave enough to go down. He always had my back. I hear him say all the things he always said when we were in the tunnel. I never got bored of it. I loved the history and knowledge leaking out of his mouth. The more he told me, the more I loved it. And when I get back out, I realize that the people who truly loved you never leave you. He left us 10 years ago already. I didn't stop missing him. #antwerp #family #history #roots
Officially dancing for 26 years now. Though I believe everyone is born a dancer. Most people just forget they are, because we don't get much space to dance. I still have to meet a young child who could resist to move on a beat...
Meet Ninhursag, the ancient Sumerian mother goddess. She was an inspiration to @daverextee who created everything in this picture. I had a lot of fun in creating little humans. Who is your favorite/one and only God(dess)? #model #supportyourlocal #antwerpen #antwerp #loodsdesdoods #goddess #ancienthistory
Dit is een zin uit "Mijn Dagdroomstad". Mijn eerste column in Borgerblad. Ook te lezen op mijn blog: evelyneoffences.blogspot.com. Welke vrolijke wet zou jij graag aan het programma van mijn dagdroompartij toevoegen? Laat het me weten hieronder. ;) #column #wildedromen #schrijver #borgerhout #samenborgerhout
The biggest lesson I've learned from my Erasmus in Barcelona is to hug the people I work with. I hug when they enter, when they leave, when they need a reward or an encouragement, or just because... Hugging charges us with love so we can run on full power. And I hope my dancers never run out of power. What else could I do to charge dancers up? Give your top tips below! 📸 @mondayjr #hugs #choreographer #workmethod #dance #spreadlove #spreaddance
Zondag van 13u tot 15u komen we bij elkaar voor een groepsjam in @rataplanborgerhout . Dansers, acrobaten, rappers, slam poets, muzikanten, ... van alle leeftijden en stijlen zijn welkom. Gratis en voor niks. Gewoon kijken naar inspirerende mensen mag ook. ;) Tag de vrienden die hierbij moeten zijn! #IVmovements #tagyourfriends #komen #samenborgerhout