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how an expat celebrates independence day: nostalgia + gratitude

4 Jul 2015 culture + art

it’s the 4th of july! the day that americans have bbqs + shoot off fireworks like nobody’s business. it’s such a fun day, a highlight of the summer, for sure. people have taken off from work – usually to take vacations during the week (mind you, europeans, 1 of the only 2-ish weeks of vacation that most americans get in a year – if they are lucky!). so, it’s a day of celebration, family, love, tradition, and pure carefree bliss. iRead More

when i called the african methodist episcopal zion church home

23 Jun 2015 culture + art

there was a time, my friends, that i called the african methodist episcopal zion church (AMEZ)  my home. and i am so proud to say that. that’s right. little ole white american girl me was a member of a passionate, inspiring, welcoming, enlightening, life-changing AMEZ community for about four years. if you know anything about me, you’ll know that i have a methodist (christian protestant) background and upbringing. my methodism is still part of my spirituality, though i also invite + useRead More

A white man walked into a church…

18 Jun 2015 culture + art

but, this is no f*cking joke, people. this is for freaking real. a white man walked into an african methodist episcopal church in charleston, south carolina last night and killed nine people. murdered them. because they were black. photo from cnn.com i’m so pissed. and so exhausted. sick from all of the violence. all of the hate. how many people have to be killed before we wake up? how much more hate can we tolerate? and, honestly, what the hell can we doRead More

what’s at stake: waiting for the supreme court to decide on love

17 Jun 2015 lbgtq

2 0 0 9 / 2 0 1 0 five and a half years ago i married the most amazing woman. we got married in sweden, since she’s swedish. and, after 6 months of living in two different countries right after our marriage, i moved to sweden so we could create our life together. i’ve always wanted to live in europe. but, i must admit that part of the reason that we chose to live in sweden rather than theRead More

Washington, DC + snow!! Another little photo sneak peek!

7 Jan 2015 travel + wander, usa

Yesterday I woke up, looked out my hotel window, and saw lots of snow! It was absolutely beautiful and I just knew that it would be a magical day of touring the city. And… it totally was. From the Air + Space museum to the Washington Mall to the National Cathedral and Georgetown, everything was so lovely and perfect. Have I said that I love this city?! Not to worry… there are so many more photos from my Nikon toRead More

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