Family, lifestyle, Personal, relationships

imperfect.

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I’m sitting in the dim of my kitchen, glass of pinot noir at hand, dead flower petals and strings of ear buds scattered about my desk as I catch glimpses of darkening grey through the window. This shade of slate won’t seem to let up, though we were teased with a few days of shimmery sunshine and afternoons filled with the fluff of cherry blossoms.

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lifestyle, Personal, relationships, United States

She.

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After singing lullabies to my niece as she drifted into sleep, after I set her tiny onesie-clad body down into the crib, after I waited for her cries to turn into whimpers into sniffles into silence- I wept. With happiness and wonder and fear and anger and disbelief. Today my visions may have been filled with pink, but I am seeing red.

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Personal, Uncategorized

Object.

Inappropriate and sometimes downright aggressive encounters are not rare in the life of women today. All women, to varying degrees, experience some form of misogyny, disrespect, or overstepping of boundaries just too consistently.

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Cambodia, Expat, lifestyle, Personal, Phnom Penh

Thanks, but no thanks.

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Once a month I attend a networking event through the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) for work. To meet, to greet, to exchange cards, chat, catch up, and get the word out about Forte and everything else in between. I actually really enjoy these events usually and attend EuroCham along with a few others depending on time, date, etc.

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Beauty, Cambodia, Expat, lifestyle, Music, Personal, Phnom Penh

Titanium.

This past weekend I worked with rising star and Cambodian singer Nikki, who I featured in my last post for her VEVO music video “Home For Dinner”. She had decided to cover Sia’s song “Titanium” to add to her growing collection of YouTube vids and wanted to create a video that showed her take on women of today and the power they hold: to please, to hurt, to change.

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lifestyle, Personal

Women.

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Women have been proven to be a mystery through centuries by men- but continue to confuse, inspire, and create awe even in the women around them just as much as they do to their male counterparts.

Being a woman myself, I am constantly impressed and shocked at what we as the “gentler sex” do- and don’t do- as I view myself and my fellow female peers throughout the years.  If we can’t even manage to understand ourselves in fullness, which I highly doubt we ever truly will in this lifetime, it’s unthinkable that any man would be able to.

Yet we are continued to love, be loved, do amazing things, do really shitty things, experience life in different ways, act and react, and build sometimes even without knowing why we do, what we do, or how we do it. What incredible things we can be!

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