It’s time to rethink voluntourism

Reposted from Thrive Global. What keeps you awake at night tossing and turning? Is it worrying about your children, that upcoming work presentation or the incoming bills? For me, it is voluntourism [short-term overseas volunteering]. I know what you are

Rokhak Women Handicraft

When I was visiting Cambodia this past April, my friend Sreylin and I were contemplating what we should do for our customary ‘day of fun’ that happens every time we get together. The issue was, we had pretty much been

Where It All Began

My grandmother, Marjorie, was born in Rangoon, Burma. Before World War II, her family was well-to-do, and they lived a good life. But in 1942, her family escaped to India. Although she never returned to Rangoon, my great Uncle did,