I was tasked with writing on the topic of cultural immersion for Lojel, an international luggage brand. The piece appeared in Paid Leave, Issue #5, the brand’s online publication.
“I step into new experiences with an open mind, and I’ve gotten comfortable with feeling out of place. Going to a party where no one is speaking my language is more than okay: I sit as an observer, listening to the waves of French, Portuguese, Spanish, and German, all lingering in the same air. Although I may be an outsider, by remaining attentive, I fit in just as much as anyone else in the room.”
Read the full piece online here.