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Where is Home When You Have Moved Your Family 20 Times?

Today marks my 20th house move in 25 years of moving globally. I’m working elbow-to-elbow with a sweaty moving crew who will compress nearly all my mortal belongings into one big orange container, wheel it off to the edge of this continent, shove it onto a ship, and let the wind pulse it toward the waiting horizon.
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Expat Women Unite to Create “Pantsuit Nation France”

Expat women united in Paris to form a Facebook group called "Pantsuit Nation-France" to connect like-minded people over post-US election concerns and issues that matter to them.
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Community Connections: 9 Women’s Groups to Plug You Into Paris

INSPIRELLE gives you the scoop on essential women’s associations and clubs which have helped generations of women make France feel more like home. So, what are you waiting for? Get connected!
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The American Library in Paris Gets a Bright New Look

The American Library in Paris, a cultural and literary hub for Anglophones in the City of Light, gets a major upgrade to better serve its community.
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Global Mom: Resisting Despair, Stoking Hope After the US Elections

Melissa Dalton-Bradford offers advice on how to counter despair over the US elections by standing up, speaking out and keeping hope alive.
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Dominica’s Petit Journal: Can COP21 Save the Planet?

How many of us see and feel the veil of pollution that all too often hangs over Paris, dulling the city of lights? What does mandatory alternative driving tell you about the air we breathe? What can the upcoming COP 21 Conference do about it?
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Get Involved: Holiday Charities in Paris and Beyond

With Christmas approaching, why not spread the giving spirit beyond friends and family with contributions to these holiday charities?
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Marathon Woman: Join the Canadian Terry Fox Run in Paris Sept. 16th

Marathon Woman Laura Moore recounts her personal connection to the Terry Fox Run, a world-wide event which raises money for cancer research.
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Reflections from Paris

This week, as a shadow of darkness hangs over our beloved Paris, we have struggled to find the right words to share with you. So we reached out to our amazing contributors and friends, who have helped produce this special issue of INSPIRELLE...
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An Open Letter to Melania and Ivanka Trump

On the eve of the inauguration, INSPIRELLE makes a sincere plea to Melania and Ivanka Trump to speak up for the rights of families and children.