I want to begin by saying I am American. I was born and raised in America however my father was not. His mother was full Japanese (Grandma Yoshi) and married my grandfather (Grandpa Boyd) who was Hawaiian. My father is half Japanese and half Hawaiian and was born and raised in Japan for most of his childhood. Continue reading “Lauren Boyd: Seeing through Japanese/Hawaiian-American eyes”
This year’s theme: Repair
I have been traveling now for the past two years or so to nearly 11 countries in total –One adventure I am currently in the midst of. When I reflect on this, my mind is flooded by memories of experiences: cultures, people, places, sensations, distinct smells, and some of the most incredible sights I have had the pleasure to see in my life so far. Continue reading “Lauren Boyd: Black Thread”
The latest blog takeover is being run by my friend Lauren – here’s an introductory note from her and keep your eyes peeled for more of her work coming through the week. Continue reading “Blog Takeover: Lauren Boyd”
Throughout my life I was born and raised in the States.
However being Fil-am, I was more engaged in American culture but I had that sprinkle of Filipino in me. And at this point in time, I was never really into trying new things, letting go of my fears, and meeting new people. Continue reading “Lance Oneil: 1st to 3rd world”
Clutching my passport and a small flimsy light blue booklet together in both hands, I place my documents on the desk of the immigration officer. Continue reading “Zachary Williams: Call it Stockholm Syndrome”
S M A R T.
For the longest time, I thought that being ‘smart’ meant a person that has a natural academic gift, a person who understood everything. Continue reading “Moira Tauiliili: S M A R T”
This interview – with my good friend Erick – is actually the moment where I decided I wanted to commit to writing and documenting global culture.
Erick’s story, a true refugee story – highlights both the good and the bad of humanity.
His life, moving from Burundi to Australia, takes many twists and turns, more than one human ever deserves.
But his warm smile, and grateful attitude, will warm your heart!