My post was picked up by my editor at The Local - Sweden and was republished on The Local's website with the headline, "Sweden's Foreign Professionals Suffer A Multicultural Learning Curve". The response has been overwhelming! I have read hundreds of comments, emails, and personal messages. All of the stories are the same. The article has been shared many times across social media platforms resulting in a wide range of emotion from outrage to relief, and it has remained as one (in some cases #1) of the most commented articles at The Local - Sweden. I share it here for you.
Sweden’s Learning Curve
Sweden is on a multicultural learning curve. Despite the stereotype that all Swedes are blond and blue eyed, Sweden is a multicultural country. With a liberal and accepting policy on immigration, Sweden opens it’s arms to thousands of immigrants and refugees from around the world. People flock here to find relief, a better life, work, and the opportunity for Swedish utopia. But once attempting to make a life on the Scandinavian soil, some immigrants find they flounder. It isn’t necessarily because of a language barrier or because they aren’t trying to look for work ...
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My column, American Eyes in Sweden, can be found in the print edition of Nordstjernan.
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Communications. Writer/Photographer based in Gothenburg Sweden. Features, editorial, articles, reviews, copy-writing, marketing, PR, and for business to business. I seek assignments in the Nordic Region, U.S., and Europe.
My words and photography have appeared at Thelocal.se, and will be coming soon to Nordstjernan, a Swedish publication for America. I have written for Spoon - It's a Content Agency, in Göteborg. Also in the U.S., Artscope magazine, New Haven Arts Council - The Arts Paper, INK Publications, and AIGA - The professional association for design.
Lisa Mikulski Communications writes for business, creating marketing materials and copy for business collateral, publication online and off, presentations, exhibitions and public relations. I maintain a blog at lisamikulski.com/blog and at 2sweden4love.com
While in the United States, my fine art photography was represented by Venetucci Fine Art Gallery and has been published by the Hartford Business Journal - The Hartford Book. I look for additional opportunities for displaying my photographic work in the United States, Scandinavia, and Europe.
Former Director of Communications and Public Relations : AIGA Connecticut - The professional association for design.
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