winter by CS Bayar

Make stylish clothing for the Gypsy jet set, or feed the soul? A fashion designer redesigns herself with the help of a life coach.

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Marmalade Moon by Kate England

Surrender to new serendipity with changes at the expat+HAREM site. A “Displaced Nation” for inveterate culture crossers. How citizen journalism brings us all closer.

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Post image for Identity messages: about expat+HAREM’s founder

expat+HAREM, the global niche synthesizes numerous strands of my life’s work, experience and interests. The goal of this online community is to help 21st century global citizens achieve psychic location independence and connection to the many worlds you love to belong to.

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Check out the identity quests and cultural exploration of our guest bloggers. Where they’re from. Where they’ve been. Where they’re headed now.

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A quick start guide to what we’re about. Making the Expat Harem book that started it all. Who we are, what’s a global niche and psychic location independence — and why do we need them? Defining a hybrid lifestyle and our unique characteristics. Why hybrid life writing differs from travel lit. Plus, some fave and popular posts.

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Try mapping the relationships of your personal and professional influences and communities to see where your hybrid power lies. Here’s what GlobalNiche’s Venn diagram looks like, at the intersection of content, culture, and identity.

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expat+HAREM is now an evergreen neoculture discussion archive. GlobalNiche.net is our new, hands-on life-work initiative to put into practice expat+HAREM theories. Join us there!

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Post image for The dream of belonging, playing with cultural identity, and achieving a new sense of self: TurkishWIN talk

In a live-recorded talk, I map a 15 year journey from cultural disenfranchisement to a new expat+HAREM initiative: a private, educational community for global citizens, putting theory into practice.

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16th century Ottoman map

Moving abroad and having to live in a world she only imagined, a mapmaker’s art changes.

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Post image for Authority abroad: what it takes to become your own expat icon

Larger-than-life expat personalities seem in tune with far-flung surroundings, and able to produce their best work out of foreign atmospheres.

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