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"After hearing your story, I can do nothing else but finally take control of my life and step out of the prison of my limiting beliefs."
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"One encounter with Arjan has seriously, fundamentally changed my life."
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"Choosing what really matters, every time, is what I've been doing since Arjan's lecture."
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"Brave and admirable how you've handled everything, a lesson for everyone striving for a better world."
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"I am moved by your optimism, self-reflection, strength, resilience, and above all, humor; this will stay with me forever."
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My mission is to touch the lives of as many people as possible with my story. I have always refused to be a victim. The most important lesson I learned during my abduction is that as a person, you can achieve so much more than you ever dared to think.

I want to give people back their positivity and willpower. Provide that familiar “kick in the butt.” Be an inspiration for change in their lives. After my abduction, I developed myself in various areas without being certain that I could.

I have been giving lectures for years, I have written multiple books, I have hosted a TV program, and I am the co-founder of the Free a Girl foundation.

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Arjan in de media

For months, the story of my abduction was everywhere in the news. Initially, during and after the kidnapping, and later on, following my release and return. After my release, I gave hundreds of interviews. Other news items covered my books, the establishment, and work of my Free a Girl foundation. Fortunately, I have a good relationship with the media, and they also reported on my public speaking, theater shows, performances at festivals, my role as the presenter of the TV program ‘Vreemde Tralies,’ and even the opening of our former guesthouse in Rotterdam.

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