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An open letter to the world from an American in Sweden: We won’t back down… from love

8 Oct 2017 culture + art

When America is at its best, our bond + our spirit… it’s unbreakable. – Jason Aldean It’s hard to be an American in Sweden in times of tragedy. Honestly, it’s just freaking been hard to be an American in Sweden since last year’s election. I can’t be there to fight for what’s right… as beliefs, laws, and ideals of regular Americans are being stripped away and threatened by injustice. And, I can’t deal with all of the Europeans’ questions toRead More

I’ve had enough of thoughts + prayers. I want to see empathy in action.

6 Oct 2017 culture + art

Why must something happen to us in order for us to begin to give a damn? How is it possible that we cannot seem to take anyone else’s suffering into consideration – even when we haven’t been affected? Where is the fucking empathy? Why aren’t people able to step out of themselves, see another person, understand that they are struggling, and offer a bit of compassion? From hurricanes to refugees to gun shot victims + their families to simply howRead More

The real meaning of Independence Day

4 Jul 2017 culture + art

HAPPY 4th OF JULY, USA! 🇺🇸 For all of us who are Americans, all around the world, we’re celebrating and remembering our Independence Day. And while I am (surprisingly) in the mood to celebrate everything that it means to me to be American, I am fully aware of the many reasons that we may not feel like celebrating this year. Yes, many things may be unbelievably shitty right now, but my home country is still fucking amazing. And I stand byRead More

Inauguration Day 2017 // a.k.a. Resistance Day

20 Jan 2017 culture + art

I’ve been at a loss as to what to say. Or how to say it. What I want to express, or even if I understand what I want to express. And, if I could ever figure out what I wanted to say about how I feel and what is happening today, how should I say it? I’ve scribbled down notes and thoughts, feelings and actions, over and over. Nothing really making sense. There’s too much to say + nothing toRead More

two weeks later + i do not accept the “new normal”

23 Nov 2016 culture + art

two weeks ago, i was ready to pull an all-nighter. i had my wine, my popcorn, my twitter feed up on my phone, my tv tuned into the all-night swedish news, and my computer screen streaming nbc. i was ready for an epic night and the first woman president of the united states of america. and, oh was it an epic night. but, i remember the gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach when i started to wonder if thingsRead More



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