After starting my blog at age 15 in September 2015 in secret since I was unsure whether my parents would be on board with the idea, I have blogged about anything that is on my mind. Years later, I still love coming up with photo ideas, spending hours on editing a single photo, and writing posts. I like to think that my photos and writing have changed over the years (hopefully for the better), but what has stayed the same since the beginning of this blog is its logo: it consists of the letters M, E, and H which are my initials since my full name is Maria Elena Handtrack. Although my official first name is Maria, no one (including my own mother who gave me that name) has ever called me by that name.
When I am not online, I love reading anything from law books to poems, drawing pictures that look great in my head and terrible on paper, and drinking rose-flavoured water (which is undoubtedly the bougiest thing in my life).
I moved to Hong Kong at the age of 16 to join Li Po Chun United World College and complete the International Baccalaureate. I was awarded the Harvard Book Prize for my engagement outside the classroom during high school. I am currently studying law at St. John's College, University of Cambridge in England. During high school, I also completed a Human Rights Intensive Studies Certificate at Stanford University. I am planning to work in human rights after my studies.
All pictures on this blog were -if not stated differently- taken by me.
If you would like to read about my opinions on legal topics, you can find them on my blog about law:
I have also set up a Discord server for my community - it is a place where we can study together, chat with one another and it also hosts a book club. If you would like to join the server, click the button below: