Larissa and her classmate Jordan are both high school students at the STEM focused TASSAH Academy in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon. Larissa and Jordan spent countless hours preparing for the biggest challenge in their lives: building a robot that would be traveling with them to the FIRST GLOBAL robotics competition in Washington D.C. which was held last week at the Constitution Hall. With over 160 teams it was truly the youth from around the world coming together to tackle through technology one of the most pressing challenges: clean water.Read More
When my Cameroonian friend Tatiana asked me: why don't you take some pictures of the many amazing african hairstyles? I thought, yes that would be cool, but I'd really want to know the stories behind the given hairstyles - like what's the story behind the hairdo? How does it make you feel?Read More
Every now and then it happens that people ask me if I could design my T-shirts and Sweaters in a more colorful way. The answer is: nope. You think that’s pretty radical and you want to know why? I’m happy to explain!Read More
I have colleagues who do an indispendable job: they take us to locations which most of us wouldn’t want to go voluntarily and show us situations which most of us would simply prefer to close our eyes to because they document destruction, disaster and misery. Their images are a call to action oftentimes with the goal to make a difference.Read More
My three wonderful daughters happen to come with different colors of hair, eyes and skin. In our family we celebrate the beauty of diversity as a power which unites us.Read More
What exactly is my vision for MLE Empowering Apparel?
To get straight to the point: MLE is here to empower you to be an influencer of positive change - for yourself and for the world.
It works out as long as everything is ok. But what about in times like these, when the media is saturated with scary news?
It was one of those rainy, foggy fall days in DC. In my head I had that same rush-hour-chaos as on those streets around me. My thoughts were on a sort of rollercoaster in my brain and got jammed always on those same intersections. Why?Read More