Vulnerability is a tremendous stick of dynamite. It can dismantle social barriers and personal defenses instantly when used correctly, but I feel it’s underestimated. Often, vulnerability seems like less a social tool and more like an obstacle to avoid, a bomb to be disarmed instead of utilized. It can be scary to open up, but… Read More Vulnerability

Hot, Confused, and Alone in Bangkok

When I landed in Bangkok the air sucker-punched me with humidity. I whimpered at taxis to take me to the hostel while my bags jostled around me. I awkwardly hailed a pink taxi and told the driver I needed to go to Soysam Road 2, which wasn’t correct but close enough for him to nod his head.  I didn’t know if the man understood, he said he did,… Read More Hot, Confused, and Alone in Bangkok