The Fiercely Independent, Self-Respecting, Successful, Adventure-Loving Woman and the Partner She is On The Look Out For

The Elite Daily posted an article titled, “Untamable Women: Why Some Women Need Adventure, Not A Partner”.  After reading the article I had a combination of mixed feelings and ended up positing a reply* where I asked the author to re-frame the idea and tradition of marriage to fit the untamable women, and idealize a marriage or life…

Boueng Kak: Phnom Penh’s Epicenter for Street Art, Culture and Activism

Boueng Kak is the place to go if you want to experience street art, culture and activism. Located in the north of Phnom Penh, near Toul Kork, this area was once a thriving lake estuary, which tourists flocked to. Today, it is still thriving but there is no lake and because of that there aren’t…

Under Cambodia’s Spell

When I first moved to Cambodia all of the expats that I met talked fondly of Phnom Penh and Cambodia–so fondly in fact, that I was mistrusting. I remember thinking things like, “Wow, when was the last time you were in a developed country?” or “Really, I think you’re completely nuts, but sure I’ll go…

The Fu*k Cambodia Days Are Rough

When you decide to move somewhere new, there will be days that are harder than others. Getting acclimated takes a while and despite feeling like this new foreign land is your home there will be days when you are OVER IT. What is it? It is everything that makes a place a place- people, traffic,…

10 Things I have Learned while Teaching English in Cambodia

I have been living in Cambodia since September. For the first month I was participating in the Language Corps TESOL certification program located in the Stung Mean Chuy district of Phnom Penh. I started teaching in November and since have taught at 2 different schools. In order to make this list more comprehensive, I asked…