Welcome to April 2011's "Upheavals" issue.
Gentle greetings to all our fellow sojourners...
In a season of tough shifts, we're making some changes at the site to provide a new perspective on evergreen subjects, and elsewhere on the Internet we're following history as it's being made (and invited to create some of our own).
You may have noticed our site looks different. We've upgraded to a more powerful (and professional!) blog theme and will continue rolling out improvements (on the fly, so we apologize if you encounter a glitch here/there)... Biggest difference: a new way to navigate our content.
expat+HAREM topics are enduring to hybrid souls and identity adventurers -- the basic truths and conflicts aren't set to expire any time soon. So we've unmoored our content from its original pub date.
We've also randomized the home page offerings to unearth expat+HAREM's riches and help you foster new associations among our favorite subjects. Surf our category menu on the top of the page -- staples like culture, family,career, self-image -- and surrender to serendipity. Let us know if you discover something you've never seen before!
A cure for world class stage fright: expat+HAREM partners with a life coach teaching women to 'play big', with help from microlender extraordinaire Jessica Jackley of Kiva.org and other top-performers on the world stage. Don't miss Tara Sophia Mohr's Playing Big program: registration closes on April 11!
In other site news: we're talking about publishing and the digital world citizen, how Stockholm-based digital designer Kate England relies on her bicultural background to serve a global clientele, and a recent gathering of cultural chameleons.
AROUND THE WORLD & AROUND THE WEB
A hearty welcome to another home away from home for people like us, a zeitgeisty new site for international travelers, The Displaced Nation: "a country for those of you who have traveled for so long and crossed so many cultures you don't seem to belong anywhere else".
We don't have to tell you, the world's in an uproar.
We've been attempting to process the changes through Twitter's on-the-ground immediacy and multiple sources.
This interview by Jillian York at Global Voices shows how Andy Carvin at National Public Radio creates his international crisis feed. It's no surprise TIME magazine just named Carvin among the top leaders, icons and heroes to follow on Twitter in 2011. He's innovating contemporary journalism (for both the creators and consumers) while providing on-the-job training to citizen journalists *everywhere*. Priceless.
Another intriguing Twitter-sourced project is the 2:46 Quakebook, a book about how March's Japanese earthquake affected us all. Proceeds go to the Japan Red Cross. Follow the tale of this globally-sourced creation at #quakebook.
Care to report something changing in your world this season? Send us a snippet
MISS LAST MONTH?
Check out March's "Remix culture"
Causes Anastasia Ashman Supports
Vipassana Meditation Instruction (dhamma.org) Ashoka Organization of Social Entrepreneurs (ashoka.org)