Debunking Heineken: Olivier van Beemen Discusses his Provocative New Book

People across the globe know and recognize the red star and iconic green bottles associated with Heineken, the international Dutch brewing company. But they rarely stop to think about what lies behind the image. Heineken has been in the African continent for over 100 years. Their website promotes an underlying ethic of “growing together in […]

Toxic Masculinity and Gillette Ad Controversy

If you are one of the individuals clogging up their plumbing with Gillette razors or hashtagging ‘Boycott Gillette’, you are only confirming the type of ignorance this ad is criticizing. The only one winning in this twitter beef is Gillette, who got angry machismo(s) to blast images of their products across all of cyberspace. Their […]

I’m French. Am I a migrant, too ?

My grandparents or great grandparents on my mother’s side did not all stay in Venezuela their entire life. My grandfather had Italian origins and studied in both Spain and Mexico. His adoptive mother spoke several languages and had lived in  the Netherlands, Curaçao and Trinidad before going back to Venezuela. They were citizens of the world […]