Reigniting Your Purpose: Bette Adriaanse


“In my family there was a joke that the only thing a woman ever invented
was the teabag. I always knew it was a joke, but as a child I could not name a
single thing a woman had invented. Even then, it made me uneasy and sad.”
It’s an anecdote that has stayed with writer and visual artist
Bette Adriaanse her whole life.



Born in Amsterdam and raised in Alkmaar, Bette has since forged a successful creative career. Her artwork blends various mediums and materials, while her debut novel, Rus Like Everyone Else, was published in the US, the UK, and in the Netherlands, all to great acclaim.

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