Stories from my life and travels as an American expat in Germany!

Feminism vs. Egalitarianism

Every time a woman utters the phrase, “I’m not a feminist, I’m an egalitarian!” a suffragette spins in her grave. Don’t get me wrong; I believe egalitarianism is a noble trend of thought. In fact, I consider myself to be an egalitarian. However, I also consider myself to be a feminist.

Trigger Me This

A “trigger,” as defined by psychologists, is any stimuli that causes a person to relive a traumatic event. Fireworks, for example, could causes a refugee to feel as though she is back in her war-torn home country, fleeing gunfire. A man in line for a coffee may be sent into a panic attack when a certain song comes on the cafe’s playlist,…Continue Reading