Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Nicole Costa

Nicole lived for several years as an expat in Mexico as she spent time as a teacher and intensively learned to speak Spanish. Nicole speaks about how her years in Mexico progressed from a short visit to a decision to...

Her Own Space: Self Care, Sisterhood, and South Korea with Robin

Traveling while black means researching more than ticket prices and exchange rates. There's a savviness to surviving racism in the United States and abroad as colorism, cultural appropriation, and xenophobia abound. Robin's faced it all as a black woman teaching...

The Proof is in the Pandemic (Part 1)

Honest vulnerability made Shyla and I fast friends when we met in Southeast Asia, far from our Southern roots. I also became a fan of her writing (under the pseudonym S.M. Holland) and took this opportunity to discuss "Get In...

American Expat, from Korea to Thailand: An interview of Robert Jerry Draughon by Roberta Draughon Goode

Roberta Draughon Goode (53) interviews her father, Robert Jerry Draughon (84) for future generations and for family history. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jerry enlisted in the Korean War at age 17. An entrepreneur with a taste for adventure, he...