About

Lara Bullens is a multimedia journalist based in Paris, France. She is a full-time journalist for Brut, an online video media outlet focused on social justice issues. Her geographical focus is mainly turned towards the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands, while her topics of interest include subcultures, gender, society and inequality. She has previously worked for NewsMavens, Intern Magazine, Streetpress, Cafébabel, Are We Europe and the BBC.

She recently lead and completed a cross-border, multimedia project funded by Reporters in the Field. The project is called Empty Europe and delves into the lives of young people resisting the depopulation of rural areas in France, Italy and Spain.

...to have compassion (co-feeling) means not only to be able to live with the other’s misfortune but also to feel with him any emotion- joy, anxiety, happiness, pain. This kind of compassion (in the sense of soucit, współczucie, Mitgefühl, medkänsla) therefore signifies the maximal capacity of affective imagination, the art of emotional telepathy. In the hierarchy of sentiments, then, it is supreme.
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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