Tjaša was born in Ljubljana exactly in the year when the United Nations proclaimed the International Peace Year. She believes this dramatically influenced her purpose of existence. Slovenia was at that time 12 times bigger than today as part of Yugoslavia, which is making her feel like living in a small-pocket South Eastern European box and helps her to be aside global observer a little easier.
Documentaries about life beyond the local frontiers evoke the dream to explore global stories and fall in love with film storytelling. Reading, writing, feeling about global problems interconnected with struggles in her environment brought her a clear vision to what she wants to devote her life to very early. Besides changing environments, the decision to study journalism was born out of never-ending idealism that it is a little helper for understanding the world and it’s societies easier and deeper, not the opposite way around.
After finishing internships in television, print and non-governmental advocacy, Tjaša is working as a free journalist, focusing on poverty, critical whiteness, (anti-)racism, intersectionality, patriarchy, (anti-)globalisation, (anti)-consumerism, precarity and neoliberal capitalism connected to human rights with systematic designing of oppressions and stereotypes. She also curiously explores sustainable life in eco and urban communities, grass-roots movements and transition, hacktivism, future of artificial intelligence and work, her amazing coctail-ish generation y and artistic activism.
She is combining those interests in practice with being engaged and working in different communities. After 1 year in global education cycle, including 6 months of internship in dispriviliged communities in New Delhi and “schooling” in Theater of the Oppressed techniques and jokering, combined with global education and peer to peer non-formal education methodologies, she is developing her first independent workshops for smaller communities.
One of her biggest drive in her life is promoting political activeness, public participation, analytical curiosity, thirst for knowledge and unfamiliar experiences among young girls and women, nevertheless empowerment for all the genders.