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The Day Has Come: Saudi women can drive

It happened.

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Shared: Why do expats live in bubbles?

Expatriates the world over are often seen as existing in cosseted bubbles – but the reality is complicated

What the Irish can teach Americans: Resiliency on a national scale

In 7th grade, Mrs. Fyke taught our class about the Irish potato famine through an experiential exercise. Like a real-life Mrs. Frizzle (minus the amazing school bus), she encouraged us to step into the shoes of a contemporary historical subject;... Continue Reading →

The Power of Words: Thoughts from Maya Angelou

As we all deal with the blowback of the recent events in Charlottesville, and the reactions from political leaders, I urge caution in the words we use. And caution in our actions so that we don't add to the fire of hatred, but find ways to effectively and systematically counter it. 

I went to the Toronto Taste of Little Italy Festival – and it was bellissimo!

Canada. The land of maple syrup, beaver tails, crazy geese, hockey, Tim Hortons, Justin Trudeau and…Italians? Oh yes. Italian immigrants settled into this area of Toronto – now known as Little Italy – beginning in the early 20th century. Known... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Why You Wish Your Dad Was a Pilot

My dad is many things, but first and fore-most, he’s a pilot. And this is something I’ve known about him for as long as I can remember.

The one with the Indo-Canadian (& UX Designer): Aditi

Uncovering, telling and sharing these stories is my personal way of battling the odd loneliness and confusion that accompanies being a TCK. Particularly in a world becoming more tribal, intolerant and blind. What we need now more than ever is humanity, and how best to spread that? Through stories.

Shared: The 5 biggest deceptions in Trump’s Paris climate speech

Because I actually can't (not) share this. The BS is real.

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