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

To Bangkok!

Featured image taken from Wikimedia and provided by user Paolobon140. The days of traveling through Thailand and Bhutan are approaching. In fact, they’re here. I’m about to sleepily walk onto the plane and fly over, it’s only a matter of hours. I’m somewhat nervous, just because I don’t know what traveling alone entails, but more… Read More To Bangkok!