#1 Talking about being an expat aid worker
It turned into a twitter hashtag (#stuffexpataidworkerslike) that hit a nerve and took off faster than an aid worker heading to the bar after a day of life-saving meetings. (See What the Trend’s write up.)
Seems one thing expat aid workers really like is talking about being expat aid workers.
So we bring you Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like: the blog.
Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like will be an ongoing series of sometimes satirical, sometimes ironic, usually humorous (but sometimes dead serious), always honest vignettes of the humanitarian aid and development industry from the inside. Sometimes we want to complain about one of the many ills of the Aid System. Other times we celebrate that same system. Sometimes we attempt to impress you with our erudition as we explicate the subtle nuances of ethics and morality where cultures and worldviews collide. Sometimes we will be harsh (it’s a harsh world out there). Sometimes we will try to set the record straight. Sometimes all we want is to one-up you with a story of how we’ve suffered in the field. There will be likely be a good deal of mocking (of self and others) involved.
J. (@talesfromthhood) and @shotgunshack will post here, but we’ll take ideas from some other folks too if they fit the bill. Think you have what it takes? Give us your best shot. Submit an idea at stuffexpataidworkerslike [at] gmail [dot] com.
Check the full transcript at #stuffexpataidworkerslike for a taste, and look for some more posts coming up soon.