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…

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…

Art Resist: Choose Love, Photos by Elainea Emmott

Photos by London photographer Elainea Emmott On the 4th of June, at the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park, London UK, the Women´s March on London held a vigil for the victims of the Manchester and London terror attacks. We asked women of all and no faiths to join together to call for equality, dignity, and peace;…

WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN RESISTANCE: ROME 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. Women of the American Resistance: Rome, is the second video in the series and was originally published on the 17th of June 2017, and…

Israel Resists!

By Rachel Druck. For those of us living abroad, the feelings of shock, sadness, and outrage that have become such a regular part of post-election life are often compounded by feelings of isolation. While Americans living in the United States were shaken by the results of the election and could turn to each other for…

Art Resist: Message to a woman. Art where it is least expected

untitled Photo taken by SC Yeowoo. Public Restroom Madrid, Spain “Mirate, mujer. No estás hecha para depender. Nadie debe ser la piedra que te arrastre al fondo y no te deje salir a flote. Eres guapa, eres lista, eres fuerte. Tú eres la dueña de tu vida y tu destino.” “Look into yourself, woman. You…

This is What Democracy Looks Like! American Expats for Positive Change

By Tanya Halkyard, Robyn Murgio, and Elizathen Farren. American Expats for Positive Change (AEPC) was founded in London last November in the wake of Trump’s election. On November 9, one of the founders of AEPC, Robyn Murgio, woke up feeling defeated, scared, exhausted from staying up until 6 am watching election returns and powerless living…