Tag: current events

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

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,..

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

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,..

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

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…

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

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..

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