Expat. Immigrant. Assimilant.

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This American resident of Istanbul with Turkish citizenship may be fluent in Turkish but she can’t describe herself in any language.

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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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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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Decolonize your inner world: Amna Ahmad shows how to gain sovereignty of your hybrid life

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Throwing off the colonizing force we call culture…authentic living lessons from The Pragmatic Hybrid’s Amna Ahmad.

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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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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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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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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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Buff culture: the shock of public nudity

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When an expat from America’s conservative “Bible Belt” moves to Europe she faces a liberal culture of nakedness.

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