“To me this was and always would be the South”

I see the news today about Virginia, and it breaks my heart. I cry as that question comes back to me “Will this always be the South?” It catches me off guard, and takes my breath away, the ugliness that still exists within people. Growing up in the South can be hard to come to…

Speak Up from Côte d’Ivoire

By Mallory Cohen Many Americans living abroad discuss feeling isolated in their homes overseas in the aftermath of Trump’s election. When I moved to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire this February, I had many questions about how I could continue to fight the injustices taking place in the US while living thousands of miles away. I wasn’t…

Art Resist: “REFUGEES WELCOME,” says Madrid

“REFUGEES WELCOME” Photo taken by SC Yeowoo. Madrid, Spain As I was strolling by the Plaza de Cibeles, the neo-gothic symbol of  Madrid, I saw the banner flying loud and proud. Having lived in the south of Spain for a few months, my head immediately swam with the thoughts I had went through and then…

One Woman’s Spiritual Path to the American Resistance by Karen McCann

By Karen McCann This piece is by blogger and activist Karen McCann, who has launched the Women of the American Resistance series where she features the great work of women activists around the world. This video was originally published on the 24th of June 2017, and is shared with permission of the author. ​Every journey teaches…

Indivisible from Ecuador

By Naomi Herndon As an expat coming from the United States, living in Ecuador for almost 3 years has been a great experience. There is so much to see and do and learn. Although I enjoy my new home, the United States will always be a very important part of me. I love the U.S…

Duality by Selene Lacayo

By Selene Lacayo This article has been shared with permission of Selene, from her blog Foreign Mom (https://foreignmom.wordpress.com/), originally posted on 22 of June 2017. Thank you to Selene for sharing her beautiful story and global perspective.  When I was nineteen years-old, I flew to the U. S. as a freshman in college. I had…

25 Years of American Activism in Japan

By Sarajean Rossitto A history of American resistance in Japan from one person´s experience As long as I’ve been in Japan since the early 90s, I have seen Americans from different walks of life, different backgrounds socially and politically active in a wide array of issues. I would divide such activism simply into 3 main…