Gender bending with James Chartrand

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James Chartrand is head of the web design and copywriting outfit Men With Pens — and he’s a woman.

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Harem girls for sale: the making of Expat Harem

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Eighteen months. Two expatriate American writers in Istanbul.

We created a feminist travel anthology, landed a North American book deal and dual language editions from Turkey’s strongest publisher, while winning representation at one of New York’s oldest literary agencies. How did we do it?

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Links of interest: awkward traveling, poised interculturalists, native people, and hopping places

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The Awkward Traveler, Istanbul’s hoppingest back alley, uncomfortable truths about your native people/politics, growing up with Native American history.

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Get creative about your place in the world: how to operate on a micro-yet-global level with a global niche

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Suspended between multiple worlds — challenged in your pursuits and interests by culture, geography, language or time zone? Welcome to the GlobalNiche club, where our situation mismatch is our secret weapon.

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Creative self-enterprise: life is a work in progress

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The quest to achieve our best situation (both micro and macro, that’s our global niche!) — as the creative entrepreneurship of self. Suggestions from career renegades, zen habitues, and life hackers.

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Stepping onto a larger stage: how to actualize your worldview

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expat+HAREM loves to consider how our mindset changes our place in the world. Talking with wise living coach Tara Sophia Mohr about actualizing our larger worldview.

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Kate England finds her global niche

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A digital desktop and icon designer shares how she draws on her multidisciplinary interests and mixed cultural background to serve a global clientele. A Turquoise Poppy interview.

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Change of direction: the many ways life can be lived

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A fashion designer leaves the exploitation business.

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