Jozefien is a creative publisher and writer with a love for no-nonsense communication and realistic representation. She makes stories about people who too often remain invisible but deserve more attention. Always straight from the heart and without taboos, to keep the spirit of Charlie Magazine alive.
Jozefien has been a regular columnist at De Standaard since April 2020. Her columns and opinions are published biweekly on Thursdays. Here you can find a selection of those columns.
Jozefien has been a regular cartoonist at Nieuwsblad Magazine since 2015. Every two weeks she draws under the alias Roxie about her daily struggles and the work of raising two noisy teenage sons. If you are interested in messy motherhood and life lessons from 'den Aldi', you can follow Roxie via Instagram and Facebook.
The Naked Truth
Having a female body, it's a challenge: you should always be thin, body hair is a no go and everybody has an opinion on what you're wearing. In 'The Naked Truth, undressing body bullshit' Jozefien Daelemans discusses with candor and whit what it's like to be a woman. From personal stories to research, history and references from pop culture, she tries to answers questions like: Why do we praise motherhood, but do we feel the need to hide or mom bods? Why are we so obsessed with looking young? And is the thick booty trend really emancipating? You'll find out in 'The Naked Truth'.
'The Naked Truth, undressing body bullshit' was published in September 2019 by Horizon.
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What others say about 'The Naked Truth'
“I love how history, personal stories and empowerment alternate and form a coherent and easy to read story. I'm a fan!”
Illustrator and cartoonist
“Read the book 'The Naked Truth' by Jozefien Daelemans and the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. About women and their appearance and the - almost - universal selfhate for our bodies."
"This book that could have saved me a lot of energie and brainpower, had I read it when I was 16 - or even 25."
Culture Club (Radio 1), Buchbar
“This book should be on the required reading list of every young woman.”
Touché, Radio 1
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.
Jozefien has given lectures and moderated debates on representation, gender equality and inclusive communication to various companies, schools and organisations, such as UBA, VRT, MOOOV Filmfestival, UGent, Festival van de Gelijkheid, Media Fast Forward, Sensoa, deBuren, deSingel…
You can book Jozefien for a lecture, debate or panel discussion via Koortzz speaker agency.
Jozefien gave workshops en consultancy about inclusive communication and the importance of representation to various companies and organisations (VRT, Telenet, Decathlon, Colruyt Group, Mortier Brigade...). She also contributed to the charter 'Unstereotype Communication' that UBA launched in 2019 and has since been signed by several companies.
Do you want to create more inclusive stories or journalism but you don't know how? Or do you want to run your campaign, script or story by an expert on gender and diversity? Jozefien is glad to help.
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