Farewell, dear Milou

Today, we bid farewell to editor Milou van der Horst.
Milou van der Horst

We bid farewell to Resource editor Milou van der Horst (30) in the Bevrijdingskerk today. She joined Resource as a student editor ten years ago and continued to contribute many stories as a freelancer.

Her first story in our magazine was about herself. She studied Health and Society and had already published five children’s books as a first-year student. We were immediately aware that, despite her sunny smile, her dedication and enthusiasm, her life was anything but easy. The books were about her struggle with anorexia, from denial to admittance and force-feeding to processing.

We enjoyed her enthusiasm and commitment these past years. She always asked how we were, sent us a sweet Christmas card or brought a homemade cake. No one deserved to have a light shining in their lives more than Milou did. But her life became increasingly dark, and after her mother passed away, she could no longer carry the burden of life.

Her last big story was about religion on campus, and made it to the cover of Resource magazine. The reactions posted by our readers show she wrote a meaningful article. She had just launched the You win some; You lose some regular feature. Milou will be sorely missed, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Rest easy, sweet Milou.

On behalf of all Resource colleagues,

Willem Andrée

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