About

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Now
At present I am working at the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO. We are based in Stockholm and our mission is to give advice to the Swedish Government on UNESCO-related matters and raise awareness in Sweden about UNESCO.


Democracy

I am very happy to have been part of the Committee for a strong Democracy from 2020-2022. Our mission was to strenghten and safeguard democracy in Sweden. In 2021 Sweden celebrated 100 years of equal voting rights between men and women. We coached many different organisations in Sweden to take extra action to protect and foster democracy. We produced a small exhibition that we called the “Democracy cabin,” which toured Sweden in 2021 and arranged seminars and talks on democracy as well as published an anthology and a report where we make suggestions on how to strenghten democracy. Read it here.

Journalism
For many years I worked for a public service broadcasting company in Stockholm – UR – where I actively focused on inclusion, participation and democratic values in combination with educational storytelling.
I have also worked for Swedish Radio – as a radio presenter, reporter and producer, and abroad – as a freelance radio- and tv-journalist.

Blogging
As my interest and research concerning family history has grown, this blog has become focused on telling the stories of my ancestors, who were missionaries in China. I like finding stories from their lives that say something about our present-day challenges as well, but sometimes it’s just fascinating how they could manage life the way they did, with all the obstacles and dangers they were subjected to – all in the name of their faith. Blogging is also a lovely way to find “new” relatives and make connections with people who are interested to learn more about this particular period of time and missionary history.

I find research very similar to putting together a slow puzzle. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to find that one missing piece, but other times, you just get lots of information at once without hardly any effort. I like the process, and how the bulk of information grows over time to become something more intriguing and multifacetted than I could ever have imagined.

I find that “slow blogging ” suits me, which is why I don’t post that often. Sometimes I will post  2-3 times/month, but mostly I write one post/month – the posts can be a bit longer though, so no fast reads! 🙂

I like exchanging ideas and engaging in dialogue, I hope you do too. ❤

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  1. Thank you for the follow, Therese! I very much appreciate “slow blogging,” and I’m now following yours. I look forward to exchanging ideas and engaging in dialogue with you and your readers.

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    1. Thank you, as well, Liz! I don’t promote my blog at all, and am very happy for any new followers 🙂 Especially those, like you, who are interested in storytelling and exchanging ideas for real!

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