Launched just before I moved to Asia, Feminist Footprints has three missions: to share what I have learned and experienced in my two decades of solo travel around the world, to highlight the lives and travel experiences of other women, and to shine a spotlight on women artists, activists, intellectuals, and issues that grab my attention.

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A Year in a Life: Korea Part II

“Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.” – Jacqueline Boone Today is the day I officially touched down in Seoul. To quote myself, “Time, she is a speedy bitch.” As noted in Parts 1 & 2, I have had some trials, some tribulations, and some adventures. As I reflect on my first twelve months, my new contract has been signed, I’m digging into my Korean lessons, and I am looking forward to the second year in my expat journey. Lauren Greer, one of the two women you are about to meet arrived in Korea several months before me after traveling extensively through other Asian countries. And the seco

A Year in a Life: Korea

“The loneliness of the expatriate is of an odd and complicated kind, for it is inseparable from the feeling of being free, of having escaped.” — Adam Gopnik (Paris to the Moon) May 13, 2017 is the date I touched down in Korea. After a harrowing eight months, which involved betrayal, loss of home and hearth, and the stunning realization of how awesome my friends are and how much I am loved, I got a job in South Korea and embarked on a new journey. When I began my journey, I was a forty-seven-year-old Black woman with a Bachelor’s in English, a certification in Project management and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), and a lengthy bucket list. High on that list: be a self-supporti

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