The editors introduce themselves

What you always wanted to know about us

Why you could have interesting conversations with us at night and that we don't just take back positive memories from school time, you can find out in our mini editorial interview.

The editors introduce themselves

If you could save an item from your burning apartment, what would it be and why?

Yalda Hannah Franzen: I would take my laptop with me, because all the important articles I am writing are stored there.

Hanna Lauter: A difficult decision. Probably my phone with all photos and contacts.

Katharina Martin: My passport, so that I can fly to Brazil again and explore social inequality there

Charlotte Firzlaff: My mobile phone, so I can stay in touch with my family and friends. They are scattered all over Germany and the world

Stefanie Baumann: My diary! Without it, my everyday life would be completely disorganised. It contains all my addresses, telephone numbers, positive thoughts and appointments.

Ina Rüdiger: "Donkey" - a cute cuddly toy with a music box and my son's best friend since birth. I'm sure they would have a lot to talk about.

Imagine someone shaking you awake in the middle of the night and asking you to solve a task. What could you call up in any state?

Yalda Hannah Franzen: The federal states of Germany and their capitals. And whatever I can do is comfort and give smart advice

Hanna Lauter: I would probably be able to philosophize about life together at any time.

Katharina Martin: Writing a media review. In my last job I got up in the middle of the night for it

Charlotte Firzlaff: The binomial formulas and the pq-formula. At this point I would like to thank Mr. M., I actually used these formulas again during my studies.

Stefanie Baumann: I had to learn the basics by heart in primary school.

Ina Rüdiger: Finding a lost pacifier with closed eyes.

Marie Kondo will come by and clean up with you. If you could only keep one book off your bookshelf, which one would it be?

Yalda Hannah Franzen: "The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod The book is about morning rituals to start the day positively and powerfully

Hanna Lauter: "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. A wonderful story that explains the wonders of life in a simple way.

Katharina Martin: "Unterleuten" by Juli Zeh. To always remind myself and others that it is important to know the perspective of the other person in order to develop understanding. Whether city dwellers towards country people or teachers and politicians towards parents.

Charlotte Firzlaff: "Courage for Freedom" by Yeonmi Park. An incredibly moving book about her escape from North Korea, which even years after I read it I still can't get over it.

Stefanie Baumann: "The pigtail" by Laetitia Colombani. A story of three strong women with different, challenging lives. They share their longing for freedom, which unites them like the strands of a braided pigtail.

Ina Rüdiger: "The city of dreaming books" by Walter Moers. It's so warm, funny and cleverly written. It's about the love of writing, being creative and curiosity about the adventures of the world. And of course about a young lindworm who sets off for Buchhaim and discovers more than just literary treasures in the city's hidden catacombs.

What was the most unpleasant or embarrassing experience you had in your school days?

Yalda Hannah Franzen: Honestly, it was embarrassing all the time. I was very dreamy in elementary school and didn't notice a lot of things

Hanna Lauter: On the class trip, everyone had to give a lecture about a sight. I had forgotten it and had to think of something in front of the building. I was infinitely afraid - but nobody noticed.

Katharina Martin: I was in the school theatre group and had a valuable cloth tied around my teacher's shoulders on stage. When we finished the scene, it was torn in the tumult behind the curtain and I felt infinitely uncomfortable.

Charlotte Firzlaff: When I went to my teacher for the grade review, my teacher was firmly convinced that I was not in her class. By then she had been my teacher for a year and a half.

Stefanie Baumann: In primary school I sent a heavily perfumed love letter. I never received a reply to the letter - the perfume was from my grandmother.

Ina Rüdiger: I stood on stage for one song as the singer of our big band. But something was different at the speakers and I couldn't hear my voice. Then I sang quite crooked. When I heard the recordings later, I wondered which school I could change to.


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