the rebel

solar-powered

SOLAR-POWERED EXISTENCE! [photo by Goran Jovic]

As the planet feels like it spins faster and faster, I still believe perfection exists somewhere. And I dare to chase it.

I am always traveling, even when I’m standing still. And I always have a thousand voyages in mind, to the places I don’t even know exist, dimensions I don’t even yet realise.

I like to keep the wheel turning!

Z the mum says that I am like a free-floating moon that’s revolving arbitrarily, always drifting around in anticipation of some meteoric impact to veer my orientation.

And Jack London says that one is better off moving and aglow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

deja vu

And now, a bit of formalities. My full name is Deja Dragovic, and I’m an active member of the

Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)

Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF)

Global Freedom of Expression Network (IFEX)

Earth Journalism Network (EJN)

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Global Voices

Change.org

I work with and report for

Humanity Cares

The Culture-ist

Humanity Unified

OOska News (AquaNow.Info)

and have been commissioned to write articles for, or have had articles featured in:

National Geographic Traveler (UK ed.), National Geographic Go Green, UNEP/Treehugger,

Escape from America Magazine, Respond Magazine, Living Green Mag, Travel Culture

Mag, Danube River Cruises, Photodox, Diario en Bici (en español), Travel Origins Mag,

World On Bike, A Greener Mind, Elephant Journal, Influencer Network, Mind Nature Society,

Magazine Verde, Guardian Liberal Voice, etc., etc…

Some of the links have died in the meantime, but here, on this blog, I repost everything I’ve had published online, which makes this the best archive of my work. Although I consider this site my creative space, mostly it’s just a teaser; on a good day – a slice of my portfolio.

~

I write in 4 languages – English, Serbo-Croatian, Italian and Russian

but also speak some conversational French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

If you think I can contribute to your website, publication or project in some way, or you feel you’re on the same frequency and just want to say hello, drop me a line here or by email

You can also find me regularly Tweeting about social, urban and environmental issues, sustainability, cycling and related topics @dejaskitalica. Get in touch!

11 thoughts on “the rebel

  1. You could certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write here. The world needs even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they feel. Always follow your heart.

  2. Hi Thomas, thanks for dropping by. Yes, it happens – it’s kind of inevitable in the endless internet expanse. Same goes with my tweets and facebook posts: people unabashedly pilfer the bits that they like without quoting or citing the source. It’s a free-for-all out there, it seems…..
    And I don’t have time to chase it around.

  3. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve authored myself but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement.

  4. Hi Deja!
    I hope this finds you well.

    I wanted to invite you to participate in a new initiative that aims to make working towards a better future a little bit easier.

    NGOpolis is a site that harnesses the power of online social networking for the international conservation, aid, and sustainable development sector.

    By connecting the grass-roots change makers, by-passing the politics of development and providing a space where people can share resources, a site that will facilitate knowledge transfer, networking, dialogue and more, we hope to encourage holistic approaches to our planet’s challenges.

    Come and see what we are doing at http://ngopolis.com.

    We have a story on ENN that might help you get a better idea of the thinking behind NGOpolis.

    http://www.enn.com/press_releases/4132

    This project is brand new and we need help reaching a critical mass of users and content. I hope that you will join us and will consider helping spreading the word about this new project.

    Very best regards,

    Alice

  5. Oh yeah, fabulous stuff there, you!
    Great meeting you. Keep your feet a-moving!

  6. The ability to analyze yourself like that shows you’re a deep thinker.
    :-)

  7. Really enjoyed reading a few of your posts tonight – great message and needs to be made louder. Have duly subscribed :D

  8. Dea- reaching out (origianally from elance), in stealth beta @liveplanit or livePlanit.com Canadian expat in the states, building worlds finest Cutural Network & Technology Hub to assist travellers in need of seamless sharing apps. Let me know best way to communicate.

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