Hug More Interview Series – Jovana Travica
Most of the time, she has a beautiful wide smile on here face. Needless to say, that’s exactly how I noticed here. And surprisingly enough, it turned out she is a hugger as well : ) She is a philologist and a poliglote speaking Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Serbian. She is a Co-Founder and a host at Food & Culture Tour in Belgrade. She is our great support and one of our unofficial hug ambassadors out there. As she says, if you ever see her on the streets feel free to give her a hug, she will share the secret of hugging with you! ; -)
WHY DO YOU LIKE HUGS?
I love hugs because I am able to share (my) emotions through them. It can be happiness, joy, excitement but also sadness, comfort and hope. Recently I saw a photo on Instagram, which showed two humans hearts touching each other while hugging! That’s what hugging means to me – touching of hearts, communication between souls.
WITH WHO DO YOU HUG THE MOST?
I love to hug with a lot of people! And especially those who believe they don’t like hugging themselves! Those are my favorites! You know that uncomfortable moment when somebody is like “Uhhh, are you really gonna hug me?!” That’s when I just keep going! ;) When I’m in the mood for a loving, yammy hug I hug my close friends, mom and two little nephews.
IS THERE A ONE PARTICULAR HUG THAT YOU WOULD POINT OUT AS YOUR FAVOURITE?
I have to be diplomatic and say all hugs are special in their own way! ;) But still… there are a few which are just a bit more special! I think those hugs when we feel the deeper connection with somebody after an insightful conversation or after having shared emotions are something I treasure the most, as well as hugs I receive and give in times of struggle, when I really need them.
IS THERE SOMEONE YOU OWE A HUG?
I like to give my hugs on time, so wouldn’t say there are any left forgotten. ;) There are a few I would really love to give, once a get a new chance to see somebody who’s living far, far away.
AND LASTLY, GIVE US ONE DAMN GOOD REASON WHY WE SHOULD ALL HUG MORE?
I don’t like convincing people why something is good and why they should do it. If you want to see/feel/understand it for yourself, hug a stranger next to you and see how their and your day changes! ;) And if you ever see me on the streets of Belgrade, feel free to give me a hug! And in return, I will share the secret of hugging with you! ;)