about this blog
I started topa in April 2013 as an outlet for the things I observe or create in culture and art. To me, that can range from excellent food to inspiring visual arts to unconventional music and cultural improvements. New or old, seen or told. I post every Friday (in 2017 on every fourth Friday of the month).
about this blog’s name
The blog’s name topa is Lakota for the number four. So almost everything on this blog is limited to this number. Four is my lucky number since like ever. Since my teenage years, I feel myself very close to the Lakota people (also known as Sioux), First Nation or Native Americans, located in the Middle West of the United States. I don’t know why, it came to me somehow. Since then I am really into their original culture and way of living. But they don’t have an easy life these days, they are still victims of an ongoing genocide. So I was thinking to support them somehow with this blog.
Despite the fact that I am holding degrees in business, education, and journalism, I work as an editor and writer most of the time and sometimes as an illustrator too. I am also an experienced DJane in electronic music.
Besides that, I was born, raised and I live in Leipzig, Germany. I am an HSP, a big fan of pretty much all things minimalism, a flexitarian, a big supporter of children’s rights and those for animals and plants as well as a devoted Yogini and table tennis player.
me and topa elsewhere
The Big Issue magazine asked me to write a tiny note why I love Leipzig.
The webzine The Leipzig Glocal first interviewed me about blogging, Leipzig, and living abroad. Later on, they asked me to write an essay about the experiences I have in being a DJane for experimental electronica.
Lost in Leipzig reviewed topa as one of their five coolest Leipzig blogs.
PS: If not otherwise stated the provided information reflects my very own opinion, and all pictures are taken by me or with the help of my very talented man Ro.