Şeyda Kurt, born in Cologne in 1992, studied philosophy, Romance studies and cultural journalism in Cologne, Bordeaux and Berlin. Today she lives in Berlin and works as a journalist and moderator. Among other things, she writes for taz. Die Tageszeitung and ZEIT ONLINE. In the column Utopia, she discusses cultural representations of love and tenderness on theatre stages for the online theatre magazine nachtkritik.de. On Twitter, she writes about political and sociological concerns under @kurtsarbeit.