Photos are amazing. They can capture a moment and allow us to look into the past. Exceedingly many things can be captured in a simple still image. Emotions, memories, experiences. One click and they are captured.

A photo can capture emotion. It can portray the depth of an emotion and…


Ever since the death of George Floyd, there have been tons of protests against racism around the world. Being a white, Dutch person, the situation has been eye opening for me. The Netherlands is a free country and the Dutch people consider themselves to be tolerant and accepting. …


Three years ago I graduated from high school after 6 years of hard work. Especially the last year was tough, as my motivation had started to fade away. Luckily, I graduated in one go without any resits.

Even though I was scared it would be hard, I was very excited…


I am a big fan of young adult novels. They are usually fun books to read, but also capture the development of the characters in great ways. As much as people seem to praise literature, I find there is much to say for YA books as well.

In the year…


Communication has been studied for quite some time already. Especially around the WWII the amount of research into the topic took off. The propaganda used in both world wars was studied intensively, and it was the start of much more research.

Nowadays, there are tons of research papers that discuss…


As a person growing up in the Netherlands, I quickly realized that there aren’t too many people around the world that understand my first language (Dutch).

Dutch would not be sufficient if I wanted to learn more about the world.

During my childhood I travelled to many countries within Europe…


Remember the dog face selfies everyone suddenly started taking on Snapchat a few years back? It was a fairly new product of augmented reality. I think most of us know about this function of augmented reality where the technology places digital objects in our physical world. Such Snapchat filters were…


There are tons of books circling around, but only a small percentage of the population reads regularly. High school students consider it a challenge to pass their courses without ever touching a (non-academic) book. I think it is a shame to see so many people simply refusing to read books.


I started the last year of my bachelor’s degree by going on an exchange semester in Calgary, Canada. I knew that I would graduate in July 2020 from my bachelor’s in Communication Science and it was time to start looking at possibilities for the future.

Over the summer of 2019…


I was recently browsing through the book section of my local thrift store and came across a bright orange book with the title ‘the subtle art of not giving a fuck’ by Mark Manson. …

Kelly Nieuwenhuis

Student and book-lover. I’m an International Business student & a big fan of reading, writing and photography.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store