Writing to save your life: defining moments become your story

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When a stamp in her passport reads “Wife not permitted to work”, writing saves the sanity and career of a serial expat

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The rebel you haven’t met: jumping your own rut

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When I travel, I choose to ignore the American tendency to hammer out every last travel detail before leaving home. Why go if there’s no room for adventure?

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Decomposing self: misplacing your most valuable expatriate possession

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Life abroad can test our sense of self. Realizing we’re part of an adventuress continuum can restore it.

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Expat women confessions: I paint in the nude

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An erotica artist shares her expat coping mechanism and asks if we’ve made passionate existence the heart of our life abroad. Review of Expat Women Confessions, the new book from ExpatWomen.com.

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The twinge of heritage: ghostly urges of a post-immigration life

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After four generations of immigration, a New World woman finds the mysteries of extended lineage often crop up as synchronicity, quirks of taste, wanderlust.

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Questioning stable life: a rolling stone gathers confusing new moss

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The more a stable home life demands of this Third Culture Kid, the more she seeks out foreign interests and activities.

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Lost words: saying goodbye to mono-language

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Words collide where two languages meet. A writer finds her relationship to her native tongue has shifted, leaving blanks, holes, Turkish substitutes.

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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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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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Expat images: unrecognizable vs. iconic

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

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