Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith is a journalist, translator and musician based in Brussels.

Entries by Jessica Smith

Brexit: An Emigrant's View From Belgium

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2016 | (21:46)

Despite being born and raised in England, I no longer identify as British. It feels unsettling to say so, and I should add that I still hold a UK passport and have a deep affection for my country of origin. However, having having spent almost a third of my life...

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Let's Point the Finger at Those Who Are Really Cheating the System, Not Migrants

(33) Comments | Posted 18 February 2014 | (23:00)

I've worked in the 'capital of Europe' for six years now, having forsaken London to jump on the EU gravy train in 2007. Since then, there have been a few changes - not least, a global financial crisis. Out of concern for my own potentially precarious situation as a freelance...

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12-Step Programmes Help Thousands, but Are Outdated and Sexist

(26) Comments | Posted 27 November 2012 | (23:00)

Addiction is everywhere. The drug of choice may be alcohol, or it may be food, sex, romance, gambling or shopping, but the basic problem is the same; the inner void created by a culture that sells us the empty promise that reaching for external things will make us happy. When...

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