“Are you going to politics? Is activism behind you?” this is the second most asked question that I received since I spoke about my plans to launch a political list in order to contest the elections of 2019. The most asked question was why only Brussels, why not in Flanders too?
I always thought that the expression “going into politics” was a bit odd. I mean where is politics? Is it another place, another country? Should I take a train there, or an airplane? Do I need visa? Is there a wall? Politics was always part of my life since I was 4 years old. Politics determined where I live, where I go to school, the friends I have, the ones I leave behind and the new ones I make. I never went into politics, and yet politics always came to me and intruded into my life, forcing its repercussions on it.