about me

Hey! Welcome to my blog.

My name is Jen. I am a feminist peace activist. I love to travel and explore nature, art, and history.

Wherever I go, I look behind the surface. I am searching for untold stories. On my blog, I share with you what I have found.


106 comments on “about me

  1. Nice blog! Thanks for following my blog. πŸ™‚

  2. very nice…a thoughtful presentation with space to contemplate….

  3. Kudakwashe Muzira

    well thought, well presented

  4. Great blog, I love your description of yourself! Looking forward to following!

  5. Cool blog, thanks for following mine

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow

  7. You are between heaven and earth – the very best of both to you my friend ~ loved your intro πŸ™‚ ~RL

  8. Jen, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. See the nomination at anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/one-lovely-blog-award. Congratulations!
    ~ Sandy

  9. A lovely ‘About You’! Yours is an inspiring value system for living life fully and in tune with nature.

  10. What a beautiful soul you must be. Your life already seems to have the mark of love and goodness stamped on it. Well done. Leanne

  11. Hey Jen! You have a wonderful blog with prominent pieces of though provoking shares, wise lady. Thanks a lot for stopping by my lil world too. Keep in touch. Have a great time ahead. Cheers.\m/ πŸ™‚


  12. I love the quotes you have here! You have a great blog. I’ve nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award. To check it out: http://tebogondlovu.wordpress.com/ πŸ™‚

  13. Thanks for liking my post. I honor your spirit!

  14. I really love your spirit. It’s inspiring. (Good luck with the piano! That’s something very dear to my heart). Thanks for swinging by to like my last post at Backyard Philosophy. I hope you have a good day.


  15. Wow – that sounds like an interesting life…

  16. Pawan Hira

    You are a beautiful soul, Jen.
    Keep inspiring.
    Keep travelling and
    share your wisdom.

    Much love and blessings. πŸ™‚

  17. Hello Jen,

    You are a wonderful soul. With the principles of life and what you do, I feel I can learn a lot from you. And I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride.

    My subscription went messed up, and now I am resubscribing, looking forward to reading more of your posts! Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

    • betweentruthandhope

      Hi Subhan,

      thank you so much for your comment.
      I love your blog and your positivity.

      Many greetings,

  18. Hi Jen
    Just confirming. Did you send me an email yesterday?

  19. I don’t believe in labels either, amen to that!

    • betweentruthandhope

      Great! Labels are only used to separate us from each other and to say who has how much value although we are all equal.
      I think the only truth is that we are here to be.

      • I agree! And in many cases I think we use labels to separate us from ourselves too. I think that when we can appreciate ourselves for who we really are then we will understand that, like you said, we are all truly equal.

      • betweentruthandhope

        Btw, I like your music πŸ™‚

      • Well, thank you! πŸ™‚

  20. Sammie Leo

    Very true about the minimalist.. and now I understand why you walk more than taking cabs. Nice blog! Am still waiting for info on the book!

    I’m stuck at my blog these few days with no inspiration for any updates. Rather, I’m just plain lazy at the moment.

    We should travel together! I wanna set my feet on the soil of Laos and Burma!

    • betweentruthandhope

      Hey Sam!
      Thanks for your message. I’m nearly done with my book but I still have to translate it from German into English then. Anyways, I am excited what you are going to say about my experiences in Singapore πŸ™‚
      THe book and my studies make it hard to find some time for blogging these days.

      Keep me updated about your travel plans. Laos and Burma sound great.
      Much love, Jen.

  21. Great words, and a lovely soul! You are a blessing… glad to meet you, and connect with you here. πŸ™‚


    • betweentruthandhope

      Thank you! I am glad to meet you, too. Your blog inspires me!

      • And so does your blog… a beautiful feeling to be here.

      • betweentruthandhope

        That’s so nice to hear. I like your descprition of Delhi. I was staying there for 3 weeks this year. It scared and fascinated me at the same time.

      • Haha! This place is scary and fascinating to the extremes, surely. Next time you come, let me know… I’ll try to make it a pleasant stay.

  22. ‘We need more female leaders and role models. The world is a more peaceful and beautiful place since women started to fight for their rights’.

    thank you for this, i’m male and i so completely agree. just thought i’d visit a bit and thank you for liking my poem ‘our words’, encouragement is always really appreciated.

    • betweentruthandhope

      You are welcome and I am glad that you agree.
      You have a lot of talent!

  23. I feel there lies a gap, a space, a void between every two things in this world. With your head in heaven and feet on earth, I am sure you must be filling that space between truth and hope beautifully. A very lovely abode you have!
    Thanks to that tiny button above, for it brought you to me — and I to you.

    • betweentruthandhope

      Thank you for your appreciation! I am also happy that I found your blog. Your poems touch my heart.

  24. Nice blog Jen.
    Even I am a music freak πŸ™‚
    Keep up the good work with your blog πŸ™‚
    Have a blessed day ahead!

  25. Thank you so much for the follow :0) We look forward to reading your blog. Have a wonderful evening!

  26. Wow!!! Quite interesting. I see you don’t believe in labels. And when asked about plans for future -possibly settling down with family, how did you respond?
    Really nice noting all these about you.
    Liked your closing… living between truth and hope, head in the clouds, feet on the ground. Artistic.
    And thanks for following my blog.

  27. Hi Jen, I nominated you for an award. No questions etc. Pretty handy.

  28. hi Jen, just thought i’d visit a bit to ty for liking some of my recent poetry and prose, i really appreciate you taking the time to read them through.

    • betweentruthandhope

      hey! thanks for your visit as well! your writing style is great.

  29. Hi Jen, Thanks for dropping by my blog, and introducing me to yours. I like the simplicity of your message, the thoughtfulness of your writing. Looking forward to more…

    • betweentruthandhope

      Hello Amit! Thank you very much. Your blog is wonderful. I had a terrible accident while travelling, too. I can relate a lot to your process of healing.
      I was in Ubud for the jazz festival with a friend last year. Such a pity, I did not know about you and your blog before. It would have been a great experience to meet you.

  30. Hope is so powerful …I have come to realise. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  31. Sehr sympathisch!
    SchΓΆne Ostern!
    LG Sabine

  32. WOW! good luck with your book. Is it going to be in English? thank you for the follow πŸ™‚

    • betweentruthandhope

      Thank you!
      Yes, it is going to be in English. I hope you will read it πŸ™‚

  33. Interesting πŸ˜‰

  34. Thanks for dropping in and reading and following Vedanta Thoughts. Best wishes for your book and projects πŸ™‚

  35. You have an awesome blog πŸ™‚ Congratulations in advance to your first book. More power! πŸ™‚

  36. Wow, you have had a load of experiences for someone so young. I can’t wait to read more of your blog.

  37. What a wonderful site …..beautiful …and your posts speak to my soul:):):):)
    Thankyou for stopping by and ‘following’ my humble little blog …it’s most DEFINATELY a mutual:):):):)

  38. Having just read your about page, I think I could sum it up that you’ve been very busy!! 😁

  39. What a nice surprise–you finding me and me finding your profile. Looks like we are on parallel paths. I look forward to reading of your travels–inner and outer. ❀

  40. Hey there Jen, So glad to have stumbled upon a fellow blogger from Germany. I live in Munich, so we are kind of neighbours. Banana Yoshimoto is one of my favorite writers too πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading more of your blog posts and your book.

    • Hi Jo! Thank you for following. I am reading Banana Yoshimoto’s novel “Moshi Moshi” at the moment πŸ™‚ She is a great author indeed. Looking forward to your new posts!
      Greetings to Munich (I was just there last week).

      • I just started reading ‘kitchen’ today morning. If you are in Munich again, let me know, we can go write in cafes together πŸ˜€

      • Sure! I will message you.

  41. I love this post, Jen. You are very well travelled and have had some amazing adventures. I’d love to hear more about your book coming out in 2016. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I will post about my first novel very soon. Your new book is on my reading list.

      • You’re welcome, Jen. I can’t wait to learn more about your novel. Exciting!!! Thank you so much. That’s so nice of you. I hope you enjoy reading Broken Roots. I’ll be adding your novel to my reading list as soon as it is out. Have a great weekend hun.

      • Thank you. After reading your book, I will send you a message. Enjoy your weekend!

  42. No problem. 😊
    Thanks, Jen. You’ve made my week!!

  43. Congratulations, Jen!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about this nomination is at


  44. It is a pleasure to read your posts again

  45. Your blog is absolutely fantastic! We are looking forward to reading your posts.

  46. Great blog Jen! What a contrast..living in Austria followed by Namibia? And travels around the world? Lovely write ups, Jen!

  47. Im javanese people and wanna say “wangun tenan” if in english You’re so cool. πŸ™‚

  48. Got two words for your About Me page: brief and concise!

    On the other hand, got just ne word for the blog: Wonderful!

    Cheers to more travel stories to collect and share, Jen! 🍻🍻🍻

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