Who Am I in the World?

Until I was 25 years old, I was convinced that I’m just a label of my ethnicity and that my world was predestined to remain between 4 walls of dirty glass. Then I left.

Photos from the author's personal archive
Photo by Sara Carabantes
Timp de citire: 29 de minute
11 noiembrie 2021

“Everyone smiles here. Except the Romanians”

Conditions for Romanians at meat factories in Germany were bad before COVID-19 infected thousands at these sites. But could the shattering impact of the pandemic improve their working environment?

Photos by Lina Verschwele
Timp de citire: 14 minute
31 ianuarie 2021

Botoșani: Land of goodbyes

Welcome to the Romanian region that expects its residents to live and work abroad.

Photos by Michael Bird
Timp de citire: 13 minute
26 noiembrie 2020
English, Reportaje

How the pandemic brought labor rights out of the cold

Romanian union leaders are defending key workers from wage cuts in industries under threat from outbreaks of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom.

Photos by Valentin Raicea
Data vizualization by Răzvan Zamfira
Timp de citire: 18 minute
29 octombrie 2020

I speak to know I’m not alone

If you can’t even trust your own family to raise you in safety, how can you believe in anything? How do you live your life?

Illustrations by Andreea Cristea
Timp de citire: 52 de minute
27 octombrie 2020

The flip side of medals: The line between tough coaching and abuse was blurred in Romanian gymnastics

For over 40 years, during the golden age of Romanian gymnastics, we celebrated the medals won by child-gymnasts and looked away from their pain, fears and sufferings. What if we listened to them more carefully?

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Collage by Anna Grozavu
Timp de citire: 42 de minute
29 septembrie 2020
English, Eseuri, The Way of the Land

The power of racism, its trauma, and the road to healing

To heal on a societal level is to recognize and repent, so that we can begin to imagine a future in which no one has to feel the painful effects of racism.

Ilustrație de Tuan Nini
Timp de citire: 11 minute
11 mai 2020

“Until we are able to gas them like the Nazis, the Roma will infect the nation:” Roma and the ethnicization of COVID-19 in Romania

Amid fears of the global spread of COVID-19, Romanian society fails to keep racism towards Roma at bay.

Illustrations by Tuan Nini
Timp de citire: 11 minute
22 aprilie 2020
English, Reportaje

In Search of the Lost Pulse

In Sibiu, a team of foreign doctors repairs children’s hearts thanks to donors, as the state fails to protect its most vulnerable citizens.

Translated by Anca Bărbulescu
Photos by Adrian Câtu
Timp de citire: 24 de minute
7 decembrie 2019
English, Eseuri

Beyond the Silence, Beyond the Violence

Although for 20 years now we’ve been trying to help women in Romania feel safer, being a victim is still more shameful than being an aggressor. This has to change.

Translated by Ana Mănescu
Illustrations by Tuan Nini
Timp de citire: 26 de minute
7 noiembrie 2019
English, Eseuri

More goals, finer ankles

How we talk to and about women in sports matters.

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Illustrations by Irina Perju
Timp de citire: 16 minute
7 noiembrie 2019
English, Reportaje

Fear Was Already Here

What do Romanian teenage girls have to say about safety and gender violence and who do they talk to about it?

Translated by Miruna Marin
Photos by Andreea Cristea, Anca Țintea, Irisz Kovacs, Matei Bumbuț
Illustrations by Andreea Cristea, Elena Smîntînă
Timp de citire: 32 de minute
1 noiembrie 2019
English, Eseuri

Gender Disparity: Me and My Husband

Daily excerpts on gender dynamics in Romania.

Collage by Oana Barbonie
Timp de citire: 3 minute
24 septembrie 2019
English, Reportaje

Something to Last Forever

In the Popa family, Sorin is the father, Loredana is the mother, and Huntington is the genetic disease that irreversibly changed their lives.

Translated by Oana Gavrilă
Photos by Andrei Pungovschi
Timp de citire: 32 de minute
17 martie 2019
English, Eseuri

The Last Daughter

I looked into my family’s history and my hometown of Suceava for answers to the conversations I never had with my mother and grandmother.

Translated by Ioana Burtea
Fotografii din arhiva familiei
Colaje de Oana Barbonie
Timp de citire: 34 de minute
12 martie 2019
English, Portrete


The peace of being yourself somewhere far away or the familiar chaos of being at home. Which would you choose?

Translated by Emmet Cooke
Portrait by Matei Buță
Photos by Tiberiu Căpudean
Timp de citire: 16 minute
3 martie 2019
Actualizator, English

In a relationship, one person makes the other

A conversation with therapist Esther Perel about the modern couple, the polarizations within it, and a way out of them.

Photos by Roald Aron
Timp de citire: 10 minute
1 noiembrie 2018
English, Reportaje

Simona Halep Gets Her Break

In her struggle to become the world’s number one, Simona Halep’s toughest opponent was herself.

Translated by Craig Turp
Portrait by Matei Buță
Illustrations by Dan Ungureanu
Timp de citire: 29 de minute
22 decembrie 2017

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