Photograph: Manon van der Zwaal

I’m a journalist and writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As the Care Correspondent at online journalism platform De Correspondent, I cover care in the broadest sense, from professional healthcare to the most intimate forms of informal care. My book Care: A better look at humanity came out in Dutch in July 2022.

My first book, Second Thoughts: On Having and Being a Second Child, was published in the US and the UK in April 2021. 

In 2021-2022, I was the journalist in residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. I’m an alum of the Fulbright Scholarship Program, and from 2006-2012 I studied at Columbia University, where I pursued a PhD at the Journalism School. I graduated in 2016, with a dissertation on photography as a new medium and new profession in the nineteenth-century United States. I’m still crazy about nineteenth-century photographs.