Dominic Ellwardt was born in Oldenburg in 2000 and has been living in Austria since 2018. Critical engagement with his social environment has always been of great importance to him and has intensified in recent years with a bachelor's degree in cultural and social anthropology at the University of Vienna. He also deals with the topics he encounters in his studies in articles and commentaries that appear on various platforms. Most recently, he has been involved with discourse and socially critical contributions to the newspaper UNTER PALMEN and the online youth magazine floo.media; he is also an intern at the Paulo Freire Centre in Vienna. As Youth Representative of the Austrian UNESCO Commission, he focused on mental health and mental well-being last year.