What’s a global niche? The short answer

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When we discover our psychic peers and global community – fashioning a hybrid identity that honors the many worlds we belong to — we’ve found our global niche.

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Downdrafts and uplifts: far-flung reality clashes with idealized dreams

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An Irishwoman weighs the dream of life versus the reality, versus the dream of making it happen nonetheless.

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Strategic love: the embassy of intercultural marriage

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If marriage is the smallest unit of a community, then cross-cultural couples are ambassadors, peace-makers, and change-agents.

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Thanksgiving with Mary Jane: spirit of the season(ing)

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When you’re a teenager there are a million places you’d rather be than at a family gathering. However when I was fifteen, Thanksgiving with my relatives was the best turkey day I’ve ever celebrated. My anti-establishment father put marijuana in the stuffing. What’s your countercultural recipe for family harmony?

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Nostalgic baggage: taking love with you

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If each tiny, agile step forward is a step away from something else — guaranteed not to be there forever, trustily waiting for our return– we need to consider with extra care where we’re headed and when we choose to go.

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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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Finding timelessness: a multitasking queen hits the pause button

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A Californian’s perception of time changed when she changed cultures.

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Most affecting: 1 year later

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We’re celebrating a full year of camaraderie among cultural creatives, globally mobile progressives, and explorers of identity.

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Frozen roots: immigrant community stuck in time

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When a Turk raised in a conservative Brooklyn emigrant community studies in Istanbul she realizes progress comes from a community, not a location.

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Essentials to living an expansive life: what we hold on to

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Remaining fluent, despite language barriers. Remembering the strength we’ve shown. Freedom to live on our own terms. The ability to integrate other cultures.

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