I am a politician, feminist and a real “Ruhrpott” child. My political commitment stems from my passion: I have been a Member of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament since 2014. I campaign for the rights of LGBTI* people and against the exploitation of European workers. I am committed to women’s rights and to strengthening Europe’s regions. Achievements we took for granted are subject to right-wing attacks these days. Opponents of democracy are trying to turn back time. Using my political work, I stand firmly against the backlash and I’ll keep fighting for a progressive and fair Europe!