My name is Jennifer Kisten. I live in The Netherlands in Europe, also known as Holland. A beautiful country more than just Van Gogh, Rembrandt, cheese, windmills and cows grazing. I know better as i love the modern day Dutch culture, mentality, perseverance and dedication!
I was born in Durban in 1967 from an Indian mother and a white father. I know reside permanently in the Netherlands since 1990 and became a naturalized Dutch Citizen in 1994, in order to achieve Dutch Status one must study and work at the same time, minimum 4 yrs back then to earn it as i don’t come from a war torn country. However, I denounced my South African Citizineship as my birth country changed politically but its citizens still remained divided and there was turmoil and corruption, there still is.
I needed to spread my wings and fly far away. So I auditioned at a “fame” type of school in Amsterdam and i was eventually accepted from 300 world wide students. I ended up being accepted after months of gruelling auditions. I survived, lol, as Dutch Standards were 2x higher than in South Africa. I studied non stop and worked in the catering but i also did dance, theatre, drama, modelling and television work in my past and enjoyed life to the fullest coming from South Africa to Europe however i clashed quite often with myself and my medical side but now i am older, wiser, free, fit and a healthy Pescetarian (update November 2017 im officially a self proclaimed Vegan), i have no regrets!!
I am almost 50 years old but i look and feel young and vibrant so this is why i want to share my escalation in life with you to look and feel great no matter what difficulties in life you experience. Jen’s Journey was created due to me living with 2 rare auto immune diseases, Coeliac (celiac) disease and Morbhus Durhing, a blind eye and other nasty chronical illnesses from birth!
I used to be very loud mouthed, emotional, chaotic, stressed and sometimes as if i had Adhd, however i created a stable, happy, healthy and inspiring life full of Smiles and Sunshine. This had alot to do with bullying as i was an Intersex female( old word Hermaphrodite) but also racism as i experienced Apartheid in South Africa. These days we only hear of Transgender males and females paving the way to be recognized however i was correctively operated in Amsterdam to lead a better female life as i was supposed to be born a total female. So i didnt have a sex change but a genital correction only as im naturally a beautiful female with indian genes im happy with my appearance. Life has full of surprises but im loving it. Respect and try to tolerate i shall say.
Only a few people know this but in 2010 i suffered a bacterial brain tumor in Johannsburg, just months after my Celiac diagnosis, which left a dark spot on my brain, still i moved forward and proved to everyone who knew me well that im a strong, determined woman whos been through hell and back but never ever gives up hope, neither should you. “Go get em”, and never forget to smile!!
So im too glad to be alive, smile again and share my adventures with you, my passion and love for Beauty, Fashion, GF Food(lifelong due to heridatory factors and Dangerous gluten Intolerance), Fitness, Photography, Travel & Wellness with you in a Natural, Eco Friendly, Organic, GlutenFree and CrueltyFree way. I did it my way, no regrets darlings!!
I love people whom are honest, consider and respect nature and animals, our environment and lead an Eco Friendly and Sustainable life especially when there are medical obstacles. I started this blog actually in 2008 but never really finished it but in 2017 im proud of myself i achieved a status i now share and enjoy, i can also be an affiliate or partner to companies now in 2017 and earn money through my blog by recommending products i use daily or advise you to help you in your life too, to SHARE & INSPIRE the world!
Once again welcome to my healthy, fit, lively, CrueltyFree, GlutenFree, Sustainable and Pescetarian/ Vegetarian(4x weekly), Vegan(3x weekly) lifestyle (UPDATE im now a VEGAN yeahhhh!!! )
So come along JOIN JEN’S JOURNEY & MISS FAUXY, let’s connect, become stronger and inspire others too, what do you say, let me know please. Hugs & Kiss kiss, 💋💋 God Bless. LOVE, RESPECT & SMILE!! #noh8 JK (Miss Fauxy)