We are so honored to have as guest blogger this week Whitney’s literal lifesaver, Kristi Marshall. Our readers were first introduced to her in a recent series: Between Two Worlds, Seeking Help and Laying It All Out. There was a time in Whitney’s life when Kristi was her only safe person in the entire world.… Read More The Gift of Presence
Last week, Whitney shared about her eye-opening experiences with Koreans and their obsession with beauty. Click here to read the first installment of the series. During my first months in Korea, I was in denial. I so hoped that my students and supervisor were anomalies. That everyone in the country would not be so brainwashed… Read More Under the Knife
When I first arrived in Korea in 2010 as an English teacher, all fresh-faced and naïve, everything was a novelty. “Oh, that is so cute/funny/genius/interesting!,” I was declaring 738 times a day. I can’t pinpoint the exact day when all of the wonder and amazement was forever obliterated, but I think it was probably the… Read More What is Wrong With Your Face?
This post is a continuation of a series. Please click to read Part I: Between Two Worlds and Part II: Seeking Help before proceeding. I have long debated the merits of sharing this part of my story, as well as how much is or isn’t appropriate to share. I ultimately decided this is arguably the… Read More Laying It All Out
This post is a continuation of previous blog, Between Two Worlds. Click here to read the first installment. “I think I’m going to be sick…” I was driving to my first counseling appointment and trying to pep-talk myself. An idea so foreign to me, I was trying not to hyperventilate at the thought of opening… Read More Seeking Help