I light three candles every night.

One for the brain.
One for the heart.
One for the soul.

Each time they burn differently.

I turn them off before I go to sleep.

They are funny, their worn length is different.
They seem to chase each other or to expect, they are never the same.

I think it is for the small air currents, for the drafts that come in through the cracks of life.

I always turn them on, every night, no matter which of the three is slower, what matters is knowing that they are there, knowing that I can turn them on and then blow on them.

I light three candles every night.

One for thinking.
One for not doing it.
One to dream.

And I can blow on it before I go to sleep.


At 19 she was drugged and raped. At 20 he gets up and invents a handkerchief that can detect the presence of rape drugs inside the cocktails.

Danya Sherman was born in 1997.

In 2015 he enrolled at George Washington University to study international relations.

In the summer of 2016 he flew to Spain for a study experience.

Here, one evening, she is drugged and raped by an acquaintance of hers.

This difficult experience deeply traumatizes Danya.

Once back in the United States, she tells her friends about what happened and discovers that she is not alone.

At this point she realizes she has to do something to prevent the same thing from happening to other women as well.

In 2017 he thus created KnoNap, a handkerchief capable of detecting the presence of rape drugs in cocktails.

A few drops of the cocktail are enough and, in case of drug presence, the handkerchief changes color.

Danya's idea is to create a product that is discreet and that restaurants and bars can use instead of normal napkins.

Today Danya is the founder of a startup that aims to help women defend themselves from rape drugs.

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