Questions, need help? Ask me and I will get you set up.
#happyholidays #yearendletter #familyandfriends #groupstory #livingselfish #transmedia #storytelling #holidayseason
Leyla Yvonne Ergil writes, “Many an expat has penned their experiences of living of #Turkey in captivating accounts of the beauty of the landscape and #cultural divides...some of the best reads to laugh, commiserate, and experience the wonder that is #Istanbul through foreign eyes.”
#expatlit #expatriate #expats
A reminder: you’re the curator of your own timelines. Let them be your advance warning system for sea-changes and meaningful shifts of all kinds.
#social #socialcontext #socialmedia #branding #contentmarketing #storytelling #onlinecommunity #digitalcommunity
and (#ExpatHarem book and blog writers you'll recognize whom I've had the privilege and pleasure of working with for many years) are now calling for submissions to their new #anthology for #expat women writers who've lived in Turkey.
It's called Expat Sofra: A Gathering of Foreign Voices Around the #Turkish Table.
As they explain,
"Follow in the footsteps of Tales from the Expat Harem by going deep into personal, introspective experiences that have a love and respect for the local culture and traditions.
"Sofra invites you to a second course by taking a seat at the Turkish table.
"Just as the sofra is the heart of the Turkish hearth, we want stories that are steeped in the experience of being an expat in #Turkey. The editors have a combined twenty-five years in Turkey and are editing this compilation of essays to give back to the culture that has nourished their lives abroad."
If you've lived in Turkey for at least a year, or know someone who has, take a look at the #callforsubmissions, open to April 1, 2015.
"At the heart of every story is a flavor. Expats pack their bags with spices from home to find that incorporating it into meals, and subsequently their life abroad, can require trial and error, a sense of humor, and even failure. Relationships flop. Meals get burnt. Life abroad does not taste the same. But it evolves. Becomes enriched. And can even become decadent."
#expatwriters #expatriates #expatriatewriting
- Bryn Mawr College, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, American Film Institute, Berkeley High
A native Berkeleyan, I’ve been on a global rollercoaster: fired in Hollywood, abandoned on a snake-infested island off Borneo, married in an Ottoman palace, interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show. Plus, I've got a Bryn Mawr College degree in Classical Archaeology, of all things.
I'm a creative person who delivers projects, small to large, multidisciplinary and multicultured. I draw on my New York publishing & Hollywood entertainment industry experience with unique global dexterity from 14 years of international living. An entrepreneur with a knack for connecting people through online content and culture, I have a track record of empowering people around the web's new vulnerability, visibility and voice.
- San Francisco social media & tech startup; New York publishing & tech media; Hollywood entertainment industry
- AnastasiaAshman.com (current)
- Curatti: Editors of Chaos (past)
- globalniche.net (past)
- my writing at Medium (current)
- National Geographic Traveler (past)
- The Village Voice (past)
- Christian Science Monitor (past)
- Writerhead (past)
- The Displaced Nation (current)
- A Year With Myself (past)
- Writer Abroad Interview (past)
- ExpatWomen.com interview (past)
- Examiner.com (past)
- LitChat on Twitter (past)
- Perceptive Travel (past)
- Mr. Beller's Neighborhood (past)
- Slideshare (current)