Olga Mecking

Sex

The Dangerous Business of Hymen Reconstruction Surgeries

In Germany and the Netherlands, the majority of women seeking hymenoplasty are young Muslim women. We speak to doctors about the rising demand for the controversial procedure.
Franziska Knupper
8.15.17
Maximalfunktion

Hidden Features and Third Party Programs That Make Spotify Work for You

It's not Spotify. It's you.
Johannes Hausen
7.11.17
LGBTQ

How LGBTQ Childbirth Classes Demolish the 'Perfect Mother' Stereotype

A Berlin-based midwife who cares for queer families explains why we desperately need to expand our definition of motherhood.
Barbara Kreuzpointner
7.10.17
Essays

How The Beatles Taught Me English

The Fab Four prompted me to learn a language so I could understand their beautiful songs I loved so much.
Olga Mecking
6.22.17
We Asked

Seeing a Doctor Abroad is the Worst Kind of Culture Shock

Going to the doctor can be stressful at times—but going in another country is downright panic-inducing.
Olga Mecking
6.19.17
Culture

Meet 'Woke Daddy,' the Man Challenging Toxic Masculinity With His Dad Blog

"I get a lot of negativity from insecure men,” the "Woke Daddy" blogger explains, “but it does not bother me, I was expecting it. If I manage to plant the seed and instill a spark of critical thinking, my job is done."
Olga Mecking
6.18.17
Photography

The Emotional Work of Photographing Stillborn Babies

Marion Hogl photographs miscarried and stillborn infants in order to give parents a last keepsake of their child. It’s a job that oscillates between profound grief and gratitude.
Barbara Kreuzpointner
6.5.17
Go Speed Racer

Meet the Dutch Speed Freaks Designing Hyperloop Pods

Their design could change the future of travel.
Olga Mecking
2.28.17