No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Your Christmas Guide to Body Positivity

We’re getting dangerously close to Christmas and with it comes the Holiday Season Diet Culture™. Yonna Kuipers wrote a Christmas guide to body positivity especially for the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar to navigate this trying time. Christmas is generally a time filled and focused on happy memories, joyful traditions, and extravagant meals. Yet, it…

My Spotify Wrapped 2018

It’s that time of year again: Spotify Wrapped 2018 has dropped and I dove into my musical behaviors of the past year.  Looking back on my 2018 in music, I think there’s one very interesting observation that can be made that actually says a lot about me (I fact-checked it with Merlijn) and that’s that…

My 10 favourite TV shows of 2018

Sundays are for sleeping in, planning for the week ahead and binging your favourite series until the sun goes down. These were my 10 favourite series of 2018! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another installment of my ‘Best of 2018’ series as a part of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar! Today I’m sharing…

My thoughts on bullet journaling

Today I’m sharing 5 steps to start your own bullet journal, from falling down the YouTube rabbit hole to color-coordination.  On day 15 of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar I think it’s high time to start looking forward to the new year and what immediately comes to my mind (besides stuffing my face with…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Music Lovers

It’s time for the final Almost Famous Writer Christmas gift guide of 2018: 5 gift ideas for a music lover. Whether that is your brother, your mother or your cat. Of course the greatest gift a music lover can get this time of the year is either the joy of filling in the Top 2000…

The History of Christmas

Especially for the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar RMA student (he insisted), cat lover, history encyclopedia and The Ultimate Bae Merlijn Veltman dove into the history of Christmas.  In a few days, the entire western hemisphere will be engulfed with the celebration of Christmas. While you may know and love everything about present day Christmas…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Stationery Lovers

It’s gift guide time! Grab your fluffy notebooks, holographic washi tapes and unicorn pens, because it’s time for the Almost Famous Writer Christmas gift guide for stationery lovers! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar – time sure flies when you’re having fun and publishing an article every single…

Dirty computers, cowboys and Trump’s America: 2018 in music

Literature student and music journalist Joëlle Koorneef looks back on the musical and political landscape of 2018. Although I love writing about music, there is a little demon nagging in the back of my head that tells me that music journalism will always be subjective, that you can never truly give a good review without…

AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

A short ‘n sweet Christmas gift guide to affordable and cruelty-free make up: just the thing to sparkle up your Monday.  If there’s one thing to get me into the Christmas spirit (besides sparkly unicorn ornaments in our tree) it’s Christmas make up. Everything can be glittered, from eyeshadow to highlighter and from lipstick to…

My 5 favourite books of 2018

Let’s talk some more about books on this cold, beautiful and lazy Sunday morning, shall we? Today I’m sharing my 5 favourite books I’ve read in 2018! After I’ve recommended five books in my Christmas gift guide earlier this week, we’ve arrived at the second installment of the ‘Best of 2018‘ series on Almost Famous Writer….