A new lyricism: forging an expat persona

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An American in China discovers her new expat persona — lyrical, and feisty — offers the freedom to redefine who she is and what she wants to be.

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The shelfless: expat books ‘don’t exist’

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Unsupported by the book publishing establishment, this expat publisher pushed her business idea aside for fifteen years.

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Out of the box: the lure of the wider world

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For nineteen years Elizabeth Briel was locked in a metaphorical box — first by others, and later by herself – unable to see an alternative to what surrounded her.

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Your tribe is the new segregation: integration may not be an improvement

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As we seek our global niche, we’re integrating across all sorts of out-moded boundaries. You could also say we’re segregating along the lines of our true selves.

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Great White People Book Club: stumbling on our false cosmopolitanism

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Global thinkers must navigate and find a way to bridge worlds that might make only a sinister kind of sense.

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Expat images: unrecognizable vs. iconic

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Fleeting, picturesque moments can capture an enduring truth about expatriatism.

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3 characteristics to lead a hybrid lifestyle: courage, creativity, buoyancy

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We share a cosmopolitan urge, and the ability to be adventurous, courageous and empathetic. Yet, are we hybrids of choice or circumstance?

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She said, she said: quotables of expat+HAREM’s founder

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Highlights from Anastasia Ashman’s interviews, profiles, articles. Turkey’s bond with expatriate women, global nomads. Success for the world citizen.

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Psychic location independence: optimizing life in spite of where you are

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Most of us cannot go somewhere on the ground where all our people and our perfect lifestyle exist. We must find that psychically — call it our “global niche”.

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