I was born on the 4th of May, in a street next to a famous market in Amsterdam. I was named Lilian Thersia Kars.

At the age of 3, I moved to the Merwedeplein, opposite the house of Anne Frank, where I spent my childhood.

A childhood in which illness, parents who did not know how to love themselves and eachother, violence, fear and porverty were common.

But also a beautiful flowergarden, realisation of a ‘world beyond’ and books, which all gave me a strong foundation.

All of the above make me write, explore, speak and share.

Besides that, I am a wife, an ex-wife, a mother, a bonusmother, mother-in-law, a grandmother, a sister and a friend.

But in fact I found I am much, much more than that…..