No Longer Anonymous: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead Overcomes the Terror of the Publish Button

Originally posted on Discover:
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead’s moving essay on body image, “Making Friends With This Body,” was the fifth post on AKO Collective — a blog she started in August to showcase her writing. We spoke with Alexis about her blog’s origin story, her inspirations, and Blogging University. Costume? What costume? (Alexis Kanda-Olmstead) What sparked…

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Originally posted on The Sophomore Slump:
This post is part of Special Reports. _________________________________________________________________ CLOCKS I joined an old man sitting on a bench to admire a beautiful view of Yakushi-Ike Pond Park. He talked to me like a local even though he spoke a language I don’t understand. Even with the use of translator…

Karoo Backpakers

Originally posted on Awethentiq®:
Reviewing backpackers can provide for interesting reading material. A few around Cape Town surely are of an alternative kind, offering all sorts of extras guests never thought were part of the bargain. I have seen a few things elsewhere as well, as far afield as an island in the Pacific. Backpackers…

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Originally posted on Melinda J. Irvine:
where is Rudolpho? his crooked old hands are not here holding the news. ©2016 Melinda Irvine This red bench was the ‘pop of colour’ I had been seeking to finish the ‘developing your eye’ wordpress course. There is usually an old street vendor sitting here reading the newspaper while…

Ode to the Metropol

Originally posted on ideajunkyard:
Ode to the Metropol….An ode written as multiple haikus basking in the Muscovite winter sun, art nouveau dream Follow the bellboy past the gyrating gates to the florid foyer boasting the baroque chandelier perch on a plush pew and hum to the harper harmonies with the muscovite beau monde feast under…