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Writing

Whenever traveling or living abroad I have chronicled my experiences. This has resulted in a collection of travel essays spanning nine years and five different countries. My most recent blog, ‘The Road to Peace is Paved with Teacups’, narrates my assimilation process into Northern Irish culture and contemporary context. Through monthly essays I reflected on various chapters of (Northern) Irish history and mythology, and how I see those intersecting with my own country’s legacy.

Visual Blog episode 4: Life as an artist and Budgeting as a freelancer

In my visual blog series I invite you onto my learning journey of starting a sole trader business as a visual facilitator in the UK. Each episode doles out tips & tricks both on the creative and entrepreneurial side of visual facilitation. This fourth episode looks at the internal struggle of life as an artist, as well as taking control of your finances when budgeting with a freelancer income.

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Stéphanie Heckman
Visual Blog episode 2: Materials for getting started and Registering as a Sole Trader

In my visual blog series I invite you onto my learning journey of starting a sole trader business as a visual facilitator in the UK. Each episode doles out tips & tricks both on the creative and entrepreneurial side of visual facilitation. This second episode looks at the materials needed to get started, as well as mastering the bureaucratic process of registering as a sole trader.

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Stéphanie Heckman
FAQ: Why am I staying?

I found that the stories of this island, for which so much blood has been shed just to claim the first stake of belonging, are but patchworks of historical extractions, opportunistically stitched together to reassure a thwarted acceptance. As haphazard and demeaning as the Penal Law patchwork fields outside.

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Stéphanie Heckman
We Bear Witness to Our Faith

But Corrymeela is a place for encountering the Other, and there is one aspect in which I certainly feel challenged to courageously encounter the Other every day here, encompassed in the above in a single, small word.

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Stéphanie Heckman