About Me

I am Danish.

I am a feminist.

I am an atheist.

I am an ex-Christian and an ex-Muslim.

I am a book-a-holic.

I am a writer.

I’m passionate about personal development, asking the hard questions and seeing the beauty in every moment.

I’m also a typical human being who is scared of failure and missed opportunities, struggle with letting go and am much better at giving great advice than taking my own.

I currently live in Dublin, Ireland, where I work for Oracle as a Business Relationship Consultant (HCM solutions for the Nordic market, you can connect with me on LinkedIn). All views expressed on this blog are my own.

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You can contact me at rebekkaksteg[at]gmail[dot]com



  1. Great blog! I really like your posts and enjoy your creative spirit. Keep up the good work!

    Mark Blasini

  2. Hey!
    Doing research on your new colleagues? ;) Happy to have a new blog to reed to get trough the day at work ;)

    • Haha well your blog popped up on LinkedIn so I had to check it out ;) Gorgeous pics.
      Sadly my blog isn’t getting too much attention these days, although hopefully I’ll be back to normal posting schedule once I’ve settled in both at work and Ireland in general.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      • True, it helps to link it. And post just before lunchtime ;) and thanks!

  3. I really like your blog, and it’s nice to read someone else who’s had quite a spiritual journey. I was raised as a liberal Muslim, became an angry and judgemental Agnostic in my youth who found it fashionable to call herself an “Atheist”, was cured of my arrogance (or so I thought) during my pregnancy and briefly became a Christian, and finally found genuine Atheism in all its beauty and wonder (thanks to a lot of help from someone very special :).

    I’ve discovered that there are really two versions of Atheism: one that derives from Agnosticism, is very heady, never really satisfied me and left me searching. And one that is magical, comforting, humbling and real at the same time, but also much harder to communicate because it involves intellectual as well as experiential understanding. After all, how do you put human sentient experience into words? In any case, I hope that the version you’ve found is the latter.

    I also admire you for being a feminist. My rational mind tells me a feminist would be the right thing to be, while my heart tells me I’d never want to be anything other than an old-fashioned housewife and mom (even if it involves sleepless nights like this one ;). So far I’ve been listening to my heart, but maybe one day I’ll find a version of feminism that combines doing the right thing and feeling feminine in just the way Atheism combined intellectual and spiritual fulfilment for me. Reading blogs like yours certainly increases the chances of that happening, so keep those inspiring words coming!

    • Hi Mina,

      So sorry about the very late reply!

      Thank you so much for reading my blog – and for taking the time to comment, it really means a lot to me.

      I love even just the short version of your spiritual journey, so many of my closest friends are people who have previously been religious, I find they are often the ones who “gets me” the most.

      I’m pretty certain the version of Atheism I’ve found is the latter, and for the first time in my life I no longer feel a cognitive disconnect when I think about my “religious” beliefs.

      Personally I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with being a stay-at-home mum, as long as it is what you and your partner have agreed on. For me, feminism is about equal rights and opportunities regardless of their gender (race, sexuality, etc.).

  4. Very interesting background. I would share some details in common such as being a ex-Christian Atheist book lover and of Danish ancestry (the surname’s a giveaway). Good job on having such a good blog and I’d be interested in hearing about your ex-Muslim past.

    • I KNEW IT! Haha, I was actually going to reach out to you and ask about that, your whole name could pass for Danish (Nielsen being the third most common last name). As for my Muslim past, it was a step in my journey out of religion (I was very non-mainstream Muslim and was actually involved with Islamic feminism and stuff), but feel free to send me an email at the email address above.

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