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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Running from the pack: avoiding homogeneity on the road

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Here’s my idea of travel torture: Sabotaging a holiday by overpaying someone to impose an itinerary on me.

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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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About this site: making the psychic limbo of global citizens a productive state

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Why do you need our help? Because liminal life is a bittersweet limbo — coming, going, never quite arriving. expat+HAREM embraces the unmoored and central reality of our globetrotting, multicultural, hybrid times.

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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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Lowlights of an expat experience: bluest adventures captured on film

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Some people believe a photo steals the soul. What about a photo that captures a soul death?

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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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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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Virtual reality: meshing our networked lives

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Chatting with an Internet media theorist and online psychotherapist whose interests include ‘mixed reality’, globalization and cultural theory.

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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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