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Meet Lenka, a 25-year-old from Slovakia that recently graduated with her master’s at TU/e and is now a junior security research engineer. But Lenka is more than just her job in tech; she is a community builder. For her, home is community, and she is doing her best to keep that community close to her heart, especially the queer community, by creating events like Eindhoven Ballroom Functions. Keep reading to learn more about her story.
I would say the community of people who I am around. It’s the dancers, the voguers, the queer community. I quickly became friends with many people from the Voguing classes and the queer community. And that is exactly what I meant at the beginning; I feel at home when I feel part of a group. These good friendships make me feel at home.
It took some time because it was during Covid and the lockdowns when I moved to Eindhoven. But once I started going to the Voguing classes and practicing, I felt very quickly at home here.
What also helped me speed up this process was to move to a student house because before I had been living in a studio, and I realized very quickly that that was not for me. I needed to be surrounded by people, so I changed my living situation accordingly.
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