Tag: The Blend

Why I find community in other countries when I’m away from home for the holidays

It’s a dreadful 93-degrees here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. For now, this is home—at least for a month. As the daughter of a South American immigrant, home has always been a strange, diffuse concept for me. I’m a full-time traveler, and home is typically where I happen to be with my 70L backpack; my turtle […]

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A museum exhibit centered on modern Muslim fashion helped redefine my idea of modesty

“Can I change in your car?” was my go-to line in high school. My friends were already accustomed to me carrying around a spare maxi skirt in case we spotted my conservative Muslim father and I had to do a quick change into my halal garb. I wasn’t wearing anything scandalous to begin with—just skinny […]

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