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

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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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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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Waking up Hausfrau: the secret of the Swiss

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I moved to Switzerland so my husband could advance his career. Overnight, I went from a 28-year-old American career woman to a Swiss Hausfrau.

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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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Floating and free-falling: inner transitions supported by a foreign environment

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They say your shoes will eventually fit if you keep wearing them. This Japanese Third Culture Kid tried to live his life like that.

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Designing la dolce vita

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A former officer in the U.S. Navy-turned expat discovers life design is necessary for expat women as military personnel transitioning to civilian life

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I dream of GenY: in sync with today’s 20-something worldview

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When birth year alone means a Baby Boomer would always occupy an entry-level position in her cultural generation, GenY brings the status quo rebellion she seeks.

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Getting global derrieres in gear: skills and tools

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The world’s widest web is a natural place for global citizens to test and actualize ideas, build community, and even create an unbounded livelihood as entrepreneurs. Tools and support to get you there.

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Stranger in your own land: when globalization is a survival tactic

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Most expats are lucky to be identity adventurers by choice. What happens when you’re born a stranger to your nation?

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The customer is sometimes wrong: the trouble with globalized markets

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Buy locally, think globally is a concept still tough to grasp. I’d rather wait to sell mine to someone who cares about supporting the local makers.

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