19 Nov

Dear Girls!

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 10.16.38A group of strong, courageous feminists won this year’s Skrekkur, which is an annual talent contest, held by the secondary schools in Reykjavik.

Hagaskoli, a school in the West Side District of Reykjavik, won the prize with their feminist poetry and dance. The piece was written and choreographed entirely by the teenage girls themselves, with Una Torfadóttir, Erna Sóley Ásgrímsdóttir og María Einarsdóttir leading the team.

Icelandic women are a force of nature, fighting for equal rights with all means. The winning piece sort of embodied the recent revolutionary campaigns, like #freeTheNipple and #outload. HERE you can read more about what’s been happening this year.

As I’ve said it before; the fight for equality is far from over, but at least the future is bright when young people are as strong and courageous as this!


01 Jul

Amazing Reykjavik in 1926

On the hottest day of the year so far it feels as if the internet might just melt away any minute 🙂

Before that happens I’d like to share with you an amazing video. A footage of Reykjavik back in The Roaring Twenties. The travel film was shot in July 1926 by an American, Burton Holmes. You can read more about this remarkable man here. With 24 hours of daylight this time a year, a cruise is reaching shore at midnight. A lot of curious Icelanders have gathered downtown to watch the tourists. The population of Reykjavik was only around 21,000 back then and the capital had only three police officers. Enjoy!