In the Lives of Talented Women- Meeting Dida

No matter which continent you are in, as a woman, things are decidedly different. A small peak in the lives of talented women brings it all to the fore. Men are held accountable to different standards. A high profile working dad is rarely asked about work-life balance. Men become eligible at 50, while women inch…

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Defining the Feminism of Today

I’ve shared thoughts about feminism many times before. And I feel the need to talk about it. It’s taken me a long time to use the label and call myself a feminist. The label itself comes with a strong legacy and negativity. But more recently, I think that’s okay, because no matter what identity I assume, someone out…

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It’s Not Just the Paris Agreement- It’s YOU

Many adults on my social media timelines seem horrified that the United States today pulled out of the Paris agreement on climate change. China and United States report the highest carbon emissions globally. If you’ve lived anywhere else, it doesn’t take much to notice how much energy is consumed in the US. However, it is also hypocritical to make…

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The Dalian Truth of False Memories And Criticism

The first time I went to Sitges, I ate an unseasonal chicken-mango salad, in spring. I met a Mexican girl who shared the meal with me because we were the only two non-Catalan speakers in the  Romantic Museum Can Llopis. The luxury that alone-travel afforded me was these meetings with strangers. Conversations were free of judgement and surprisingly intimate….

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Moving Does Not Wipe Away Your Problems

I read this Leslie Price piece today. And thought about the movements I’ve made in search of homes, schools and work. Now it’s just nice to recollect where I’ve been. And to admit to myself that while I might often suffer from fernweh, it’s often just romance. Moving does not wipe away problems. And more importantly, cravings for home…

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