No-divorce expat: a mixed identity becomes permanent

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Being a foreigner in Mexico and Turkey I had a heightened sense that was a participant in my own life. That didn’t change when I returned to the US.

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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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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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Custom creative: the making of an authentic indie life

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To live authentically individual lives we need to embrace the parts of ourselves that don’t fit anywhere. Web tools, techniques and technology for cultural creatives and mobile progressives.

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No ethnic joke: developing an international sense of humor

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An American integrates into all facets of Israeli life. Except for one thing — the humor. Funny is cultural.

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Honor in defeat: what’s so great about losing?

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Can there be honor in defeat? How does your culture define national honor?

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Scots and risky: exploring a daredevil heritage

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Risk-taking is in the blood of this Scot-American woman: bear wrestlers, sword swallowers. What role does risk play in the way you experience the world?

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Hybrid Ambassadors: talking about polarization, stereotype, and whitewash

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Nine cultural innovators taking on the issue of readership and race, xenoconfusion, “the whitewashing of our differences”, and the risks of committing strong opinion to a digital footprint.

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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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Winter of our re-content: using nature’s downtime for self-invention

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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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