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I’ve never been into fashion or makeup. In fact, for a long period of my life, I was scornful of feminine or “girly” things. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with what society expects from women, wasn’t comfortable with the way we are sexualized or diminished by a myriad of little things. Pants not having real pockets. Clothing sizes that don’t make sense. Fashions that do a 180 every three months. Uncomfortable shoes that slow me down. Being cold all the time. Haircuts that require a lot of fluffing and gel, which don’t work for my thick, super-straight hair. And bigger things, like being asked “if I can really carry all that” or being told to “smile more.” I’m still not excited about any of that. But after a few years of furtively buying men’s clothing, cutting my hair very (very) short, and avoiding the mall, I found that I still hadn’t…

The last 7 years of my life have been spent living across 4 continents. Within the last 8 months, I’ve spent time in about 20 cities in the United States. My friends don’t text the usual “Hi, how are you?” anymore, they ask “Where are you now?” instead. Whenever I see that I just have to laugh because it makes me ask myself the same thing – giving me a moment to self-reflect. I’m geographically always on the move and sometimes I swear I can’t even keep up with myself. At this moment, I plan to visit 5 countries for 2 and a half months during the summer, only to return to the U.S. to visit 4 different states in the rest of the year. I love it. While travelling, I come across many people who often tell me they have always wanted to live how I’m living and travel…