Born 1956 in Copenhagen Denmark.
M.Sc. in cell- and micro-biology, and physical education from Copenhagen University.
Has been working as a journalistic writer as MiddleEast correspondent for Danish media since the middle of the 1980ies, filing for the Danish public service Radio and TV, DR, and for a number of Danish print media: Berlingske, Weekendavisen, Politiken. Currently corresponding for the daily Christian newspaper, Kristeligt Dagblad published in Copenhagen.
Married to press photographer André Brutmann, widowed in 2002, mother of two, grandmother of 3.
Was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 2018.
This blog has been written during the period of chemotherapeutical treatment and surgery at Tel Hashomer hospital that lasted through March 2019.
By October 2019 the cancer had recurred setting off another round of treatments.