"Her": Part 2

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Idil Kına
Member since January 7, 2012
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"Yes?" she replied."I'm with your daughter, she apparently fell down while trying to get in to the train so she missed the train. And me and my friends just helped her out. She wanted me to call you cause her battery is dead." I said. "Hmmm..." she replied. "Is she okay now?" She sounded like she was trying to figure out if I was telling the truth instead of actually learning how her daughter is. I was very casual, and surprised/impressed with my acting, I answered: "Yeah, not much has happened,...


"Her": Part 1

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Idil Kına
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Today was the 9th of September, the liberation of İzmir from the occupying forces of WW1. İzmir was filled with celebration and joy. And on this joyful day I met an old friend, a young man whom I haven't seen for months.But this post is neither about the liberation of İzmir nor my friend.This post is about her.After a day filled with flag-waving, chatting, coffee drinking and wandering around with my friend; we said good bye to each other at the exact same spot I welcomed him. He went back into...


AMEE2017: The Reality Shifting Experience

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Idil Kına
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The phrase "Life Changing" is something you are familiar with if you are involved with people like you who want to make a difference in this world. The phrase is used usually to describe an experience: a conference that you attended, a project that was completed, an exchange where you meet people, or even something simple like a very inspiring conversation."Life Changing" is something I said quite often especially during last year that passed. I did stuff, met people, took decisions that were al...


A Whole New Civilization

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Idil Kına
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Compared to my peers, I see myself as privileged when it comes to travelling. Due to my interests, there are a lot of opportunities for me to see new places and collaborate with new people. Despite the hard work it takes (oops self acknowledgement), I always try to pursue these opportunities. So last week I was in Helsinki for the amazing Medical Education Conference (AMEE 2017). Here, you will read little crumbs of culture shocks (good ones) that I experienced in Helsinki. So Enjoy!Restrooms:Ta...


Something 'Meh', Something Bad, Something Good

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Idil Kına
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It has been 3 months.3 months since I haven't written anything not only to VoY but even to a piece of paper. Why did this happen? Was I heartbroken with something, was I disappointed in my work? Didn't I had anything to write? No, none of these was the problem. In fact I had many things to write about. Yet I didn't write anything, I didn't even try. This didn't haunt me but It didn't make me happy either. It was like I was in a limbo: the fact that I wasn't writing anything wasn't torturing me...


Why I love failing - and how to get the most out of it

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Idil Kına
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  • Age 20

Failing is a very valuable and beautiful experience. It is the hidden hero who makes us who we are, it is our friend. It teaches us, it makes us more powerful, it makes us braver; and if you learn to love it, it makes you unstoppable. Despite this, we are always afraid of it, we always try to avoid it or hide it away. For example in a movie, all the failures and the process is crammed into a 20 second montage; but the glory and success is overly shown. As if life was all about the punch line. Bu...


At the Almost-End of Our Humanity

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Idil Kına
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I almost couldn't find anything to say, because we are in a place where it feels like there is nothing one can say. It feels like we are almost at the end of our humanity.But I have to say something, we have to say something. Being human is all we have, and we cannot let it end. We cannot let it die.So here it goes...On 4th April 2017, the Syrian City of Idlib was targeted by a 'chemical attack', 58 people were killed according to BBC. Later the number was given as "more than 80", according to A...


To self-reflectors aka trouble-makers!

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Idil Kına
Member since January 7, 2012
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  • Age 20

If there is one thing more frustrating about gender inequality other than inequality itself, It is to make others understand the existence of gender inequality in our lives. Most people or organizations are familiar with the concept; but no one sees how they contribute to it. Because It is so embedded in our cultures we don't see it as gender inequality. And in this situation a person like me, someone who is aware of the inequalities in her life and draws attention to them, is ofte...


"My friend, that's the power of writing"

Posted no picture Idil Kına , Medical Student

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Idil Kına
Member since January 7, 2012
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  • Age 20

I'm not wealthy. I'm not in a powerful position. I don't have that much muscle power. My demographic background doesn't give me much advantage. My gender and sexual orientation aren't much respected either. I have friends (very good ones), but I can't always reach them when I need. I spend my life defending the things people are either afraid of or don't care to defend. I am open, I am vulnerable, I am sad. But among all, I have one power. No matter how torn a...


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  • Idil Kına

    Learner, thinker, carer


    Member since January 7, 2012


    Age 20 • 29 Posts


    Ege University, Turkey