Hi, nice to meet you!
Hi, I'm Vivien Kretz, a bit of a mental health advocate, who also studies Media&Culture at the University of Amsterdam
I joined R Voice as I enjoy discussing all things mental health, self care and stress management. I think it is super important to talk openly and kindly to help oneself to heal but also to create a safe space for each other.
I research everyday for my university papers, now making the big step from textual analysis to qualitative research. Currently focusing on female representation in music videos and audience reception research, other focuses of mine have included Afrosurrealism, reality TV and Media Aesthetics.
As I might not get tired of writing, I created a blog called "Thoughts in a travel bag" that openly shares, analyses and questions mental health issues. Apart from that, I like to report about travel and life experiences, but first and foremost, self care.
When I am not typing, I enjoy finding new coffee shops, walking dogs and going to the beach.
I am happy to be here and look forward to meeting all of you!