Bye bye 2018!

The very final article of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar 2018 is here: a goodbye letter to 2018 and all of the amazing things it brought me, from a rekindled love for analog photography and pink hair, to two MA degrees and two internships. 2018… … was the year I did my internship at…

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…

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…

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 Film Lovers

Another day of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar, another gift guide! For this edition we’re diving to the wonderful world of film… Ah, films… besides Merlijn, Ziggy, books and cake I have another great love and that would be films. And thankfully I’m not alone in the film loving club, so if you’re buying…

Hello December!

Hello December! It’s all happening: the countdown to Christmas, the endless listening to my fave Smith & Burrows Cd, and… the one and only Almost Famous Writer Advent Calendar! Oh yes, it’s back and bigger and better: the one and only Almost Famous Writer Advent Calendar! In the month of December, there’ll be a fresh…

AFW Book Club // Autumn 2018

Aaah… is there anything better than just to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea when it’s cold and dark outside? My soul is ancient and thus I think there’s nothing better than doing just that on an autumnal day. So I’ve listed the books that I will be reading…

Ireland on film

Much later is better than never, right? I think the time to share holiday photos and stories has long expired by now, since we went away in July, but I still wanted to share the film photos I took on our holiday to Ireland and write down some of the places that we visited and…

Hello September!

The first of September does kind of feel like the first of January, doesn’t it? It’s a fresh start,  a new beginning and an opportunity to completely refresh. Perhaps I even like the first of September more, because it means Autumn is almost upon us (hello fluffy blankets, chai tea lattes and cinnamon-scented candles) and…