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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

Hope in the dark // Twenty 17s first new moon

27 Jan 2017 la luna

It’s just what we need, isn’t it? Hope. Because right now it’s dark. Literally + figuratively. Literally it is the first new moon of the year. The darkest night that rolls around every month. So, should you go outside this evening + look up, you will not find the big, beautiful moon hanging above you. Oh, she’s there, just as she is during every new moon phase. But, she is hidden. Making the night more dark than usual. Figuratively, IRead More

How I manage to drag myself out of bed in the mornings

25 Jan 2017 the sacred everyday

So, I’m still reeling from last weekend’s events. And I’m feeling all the feels. From the unbelievable inauguration to the incredible women’s march to all the executive orders that are flying out of the White House right now. I feel like I’m spinning. And I’m all the way over here in Sweden.  What I need is a semblance of normalcy. Because all that is going on is so freaking not normal. Alternative facts, bans on federal funding for clinics aroundRead More

Big news + other stories of triumph // Episode 16

21 Jan 2017 liz+lina podcast

We’re gonna be on tv!!! But, that’s not all. We have lots to share with you today – everything from our response to global news (i.e. President Trump) to personal triumphs to some VERY exciting upcoming events + plans. We’d actually like to think that today’s podcast is just one of the ways that Lina + I can raise our voices, challenge the status quo, and make a difference in the world. You know, yesterday was a tough day. But, today isRead More

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