Words by Blurbs
Photos by Lukas Turcksin
Keytrade and Horst share DIY entrepreneurship as a common denominator. With ‘Their Way’ they inspire their shared philosophy through a content series. ‘Their Way’ offers the stories of DIY entrepreneurs at the forefront of art, architecture and music. We delve into the messy, yet inspiring and insightful process of entrepreneurship. We celebrate and feature compelling stories, challenging initiatives and examples of integrity from around the world.
For this month’s feature we met up with Jessica Gysel, writer, activist, and founder of Girls Like Us magazine (a.o.) in her plant-filled period-style Brussels apartment under impressively high ceilings. We discussed the mag’s past and present, Gysel’s many projects, care and inclusivity in both everyday life and clubbing, and how we can work towards a positive (and why not “fluffy”) future; only taking a breather to eat a piece of fruitcake and say hello to Gysel’s partner Katja Mater and their rescue dog Betty.