Back in Ol’ U.S.A & Reverse Culture Shock


Reverse culture shock seems to be one of those things one reads about but cannot fully comprehend until they experience it. Maybe that is why it’s so hard to talk to people about it.

Unless you’ve experienced it yourself, it’s hard to fathom why someone would feel this way. At least that’s what I thought. I’ve read about reverse culture shock, and while I thought I knew what I was getting into, I didn’t really know.

Foggy Bottom. Throwback to the time I interned in DC for our Senator Murkowski four years ago with other crazy Alaskan cats.


"Nobody wanted to come with me, so I came alone."

(via secret-gate)

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

— Libby Anne (via awelltraveledwoman)

Ain’t that the truth

(via awelltraveledwoman)


Tiger’s Nest MonasteryterriSpath

Next next trip. Oh I want you so bad Bhutan

“Our ability to measure and apportion time affords an almost endless source of comfort.”
— Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
“Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery.”
— Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom (via caffeinebreak)

Interesting take on accents. I like it.

(via secret-gate)