At The Brighton Beach
Image by Craig Neesam 2018©

Dear Reader,

My name is Jovannah Bär (von Söhsten) and I am a 23 year old with a zest for life. I often carry a notebook and pen around and jot down thoughts which sometimes turn into songs and poetry.

Writing has been my passion ever since I know how to and I feel lucky to be able to publish my work and put my words out there. Check “Collaborations” and “Solo Publications” to see my previous works.

My native language is Dutch, as I was born in the Netherlands as a Dutch/ Indonesian girl.  My poetry and my private notes, however, are English most of the time. I love the English language with all its colours and shades. Usually I visit the United Kingdom twice a year. Brighton has stolen my heart!

Ambitions & School
All my life I wanted to become a doctor. This ambition has shaped my personality over the years. Unfortunately, life has presented me with obstacles that made it very hard for me to concentrate. Studying has never been easy for me. I started out at college to study medical imaging. After a year I switched to biology. Both of these would have helped get into medical school. During the COVID-19 Crisis, failing my second attempt at college, I realised I had to pick something more in my natural capabilities. This is why I will start college for Journalism in September.

Letting go of my lifelong ambition has been very hard on me. To distract myself from this feeling of loss I started art in coexistence, helping me to become excited about this new career path.

Meanwhile, I work at an environmental and health focussed research company where we help companies to produce their food in way which is not harmful to our health and our environment.


Jovannah Bär

(Pseudonym: Jovannah von Söhsten)

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#followforfollow @artincoexistence Dear Artists& Readers, I am proud to announce that the rebuilt website is up and running! 😍 Thank you, artists in group A & B for being so brave, being the first to collaborate! This means the world to me and we might be able to help some other human beings out there. The background of the site is designed by @gunjan_singh_hada , the artwork in this post was made by @mcmillanscottish_heathen_art I will be sharing more of your #artworks on Instagram, in posts and through my story. Please use #artincoexistence in your caption so you'll appear in the gallery. I was the first to use the #, so everything that appears when clicking on # will be artworks of you! This way we will be creating an art chain, with works of artists who all prioritise sharing and standing up against injustice above money! People just like you. Tag me @artincoexistence to notify me of your artwork. You can als edit old posts and add #artincoexistence (to appear in the gallery) Want to join this project? Find the link in my bio🥰 Follow to support! A special thanks to @mcmillanscottish_heathen_art @elinestolp @aspiringjournalistsofficial @foziathxo @magicaljeffroland , @jesse_vernooij @emmapoppyart @teambeingbar @evamariahuntart & @helenroetenart you'll know why 😉 #jovannahbar #artinprotest #artincoexistence #blog #art #artwork #poetry #bloggersofinstagram #promotion #followback #new #symbiosisbook #poet #writer #journalists #journal #diary #love #peace #protest #blm

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4 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Lieve Jovannah , wat vind ik je een bijzondere vrouw , ik hou van poëzie , het orderd je gedachten en vertolkt wie je bent . Prachtig ❤️👯‍♂️❤️

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  2. You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be actually something
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    I’m looking ahead to your subsequent submit, I will attempt to get the dangle of it!

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