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Jozefien Daelemans

Jozefien is a creative writer and media maker. She works as Coördinator Talent Development at deBuren where she organizes the yearly project New Voices. In addition she’s a freelance writer and moderator for cultural and media organisations.

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Jozefien has been the Talent Development Coordinator at deBuren, a Flemish-Dutch house for culture and debate, since January 2022. She coordinates New Sound, a talent development trajectory for Flemish and Dutch voices seeking their place in the public forum. With this trajectory, deBuren wants to invest in aspiring writers, speakers and experts with the insights needed to understand the world of tomorrow, via masterclasses and editorial visits in Brussels and Amsterdam.



Jozefien Daelemans and Dalilla Hermans are both writers, mothers and ‘girls from the Kempen’. Together they’ve been through a lot, on stage and behind the scenes of the media, in their activism and in their friendship. Their podcast Keihard is a series of conversations, in which they can be 100% themselves, and talk about what keeps them up at night. Unfiltered. Unapologetically.



Jozefien was a regular columnist at De Standaard from 2020 to the end of 2021. Her columns appeared every two weeks on Wednesdays.


The Great Gendershow

At the request of the center for gender and feminism RoSa vzw, production house Poolhert made an educational video about ‘gender for dummies’. The format was an online talk show, a mix of youngsters and boomers talking about the impact of gender on our society. Several experts explained the basic concepts and frequently asked questions. Jaouad Alloul was the host for this project. Jozefien was involved as editor-in-chief. Watch the Big Gender Show!


Het nieuwe normaal!

In November 2020, production company Sjamaan launched a new online talk show in co-production with the Arenberg theater and Undefined called: ¿The New Normal !, today’s conversations about tomorrow. Host Jaouad Alloul talks with 10 guests about topics as women’s rights, Black Lives Matter, the gender spectrum, mental well-being, the perception of religion and belief, LGBTQI + rights and the alarming state of the climate.

Jozefien was involved in the project as an editor and researcher to select the guests and ask them the right questions.

Jaouad Alloul

‘The Naked Truth’ is for sale in book stores and through bol.com.


De Naakte Waarheid

In this book, Jozefien tells what it means to have a female body based on testimonials, research and references from pop culture.

Why is motherhood so glorified, but do you have to hide your maternal body? Why do our legs have to look like frankfurters? And is the thickbooty trend really liberating? You read it in ‘The Naked Truth’.

‘The naked truth, body bullshit dissected’ was published in September 2019 by publisher Horizon.

What others say about the book

  • I’m a fan. I only wish I had read the book in my twenties.

    Eva Mouton Cartoonist
  • Read the book ‘The Naked Truth’ by Jozefien Daelemans and the puzzle pieces fall into place. About women and appearance and that – now almost – universal self-loathing of our bodies.

    Ann-Marie Cordia De Morgen
  • I think it is a really important book and I learned a lot from it. While you’re thinking, I’ve been a woman for 30 years, I should know 80% of those things anyway, but I really didn’t.

    Annelies Moons Culture Club, Buchbar
  • Het zou een boek moeten zijn dat verplichte lectuur is voor jonge meisjes.

    Friedl’ Lesage Radio 1
Online Magazine

Charlie Magazine

In 2014 Jozefien founded Charlie Magazine, an online and print magazine that explored dynamic social issues such as gender equality, racism and body image. As an art director she implemented her vision on realistic role models and managed a team of designers, photographers and illustrators. As Editor in Chief she mentored authors and journalists, making their editorial office an incubator for young talent and content creators. Charlie Magazine triggered social debate via online reports, videos and events and more than once delivered the conversation of the day in the press. Unique to Charlie was the vibrant online community of readers and makers who formed the beating heart of the media brand. At the end of 2019 the team had to close down the magazine, but the site is still online. It’s a portfolio of the people who made their voice heard in the Flemish media landscape and unmistakably left their mark on it. The site is designed and built by Bird’s Eye Design.

Here you can read all Jozefien’s articles on Charlie Magazine.

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Jozefien offers consultancy about inclusive communication and representation to various companies and organisations (eg. VRT, Telenet, Decathlon, Colruyt Group, Chase, Eyeworks…). She contributed to the charter ‘Unstereotype Communication’ that UBA launched in 2019 and has since been signed by several companies. She gave lectures and moderated debates on representation in media, gender equality and online hate speech for VRT, deBuren, Festival van de Gelijkheid, deSingel, Sensoa, UGent, Mooov Filmfestival and Cinema Zed. Would you like to work together or do you have another question? Please contact us using the form below.

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