• Solidarity between Sweden and the UK

    Solidarity between Sweden and the UK

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  • Lollapalooza Stockholm Strikes Again!

    Lollapalooza Stockholm Strikes Again!

    Lollapalooza Stockholm is the seventh Lollapalooza in the world and is the only one in the Nordics. The world-class international festival is in the heart of Stockholm, just by the water at beautiful Gärdet. For the first Lollapalooza Stockholm, we had over 56 000 fans from all over the world – all a part of the Lolla Family. Join us in 2022 for the second edition of Lolla Stockholm, and three days of Swedish summer magic!

    Get your tickets now.

  • Stockholm Beauty Week 2022: Happening Soon

    Stockholm Beauty Week 2022: Happening Soon

    Yay!

    If you don’t have your ticket already, it’s not too late to get it today. I mean, if you have ANY interest at all in skincare, haircare, nail care, fragrance, and makeup, these two days are an absolute must-attend for you.

    When I attended in 2019 it was an easy walk for me to the venue. This year, I’m traveling from one coast to the other to be there in person. I can’t believe how excited I am to see my favorite brands like Scratch of Sweden as well as explore the French Pavillion. Mais oui!

    And there are dozens of other brands with new ones getting added all the time. I went to the website today to double-check that I registered for all the workshops I didn’t want to miss only to see new vendors!

    This is when I wish there we two of me because I simply won’t be able to see everything there is on offer. I will be running around like an excited teenager so I’m making sure to have on my comfy shoes.

    Details

    When: May 17 and 18, 2022
    Where: Norra Latin on Drottningatan 71 b
    Hours: Tuesday 11 am – 8 pm and Wednesday from 9 am – 7 pm
    Cost: 100kr for BOTH days!

    Be sure to buy your ticket today (biljett). I promise you will not be disappointed. You’ll only wish there were more days, more of you to go around, and that you could stay forever.

  • Connecting expats with expat-friendly businesses

    We all know that expat life has its ups and downs. And making sure your family is OK is top of the list of priorities.

    Here is your chance to weigh in on what’s important for you by participating in a survey.

    You are invited to fill out a questionnaire to verify a start-up hypothesis. An entrepreneur wants to create a platform connecting expat families with family-friendly businesses and would like to ask a couple of questions to our expat community. Thank you!

    Please feel free to share this post and/or the link: https://forms.gle/iQByt6ks5DScLpmb8

  • Want a fun project to delight your kids?

    Want a fun project to delight your kids?

    From allthingsforkids.au

    How to Make a Teepee Tent

    Kids’ teepee tents are a super cute and stylish addition to their bedroom or play area. Not only are they cozy and exciting, but they provide a space that your kids can use in several beneficial ways.

    A kids teepee can also offer your kid a special place to read, create art, or retreat from the world. They also inspire independence and imagination, as your child will likely use it to play “house” by themselves, with siblings and friends.

    Store-bought teepee tents are nice, but they’re costly. You also may not find one that suits your child’s room or the colors they like. So why not make your own? Don’t worry; it’s easy! Keep reading to learn how to make a kids teepee tent that your child will love. 

  • Time for Expat Tax Help

    But don’t worry. Whether you are an Accidental American, a contractor, a non-resident, a foreign investor in the U.S., a retiree abroad, Digital Nomad, or a straight-up expat, we recommend Taxes For Expats.

    They are women-owned and offer services for a flat fee based on your filing situation. Their website has TONS of resources and Trust Pilots reviews from happy clients

    It really is as simple as that. Click through and see for yourself and don’t sweat your expat taxes ever again.

  • I Color Myself Different

    I Color Myself Different
    I Color Myself Different is Colin’s latest book!

    Colin Kaepernick And Scholastic Announce Multi-Book Deal For Children’s Books

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    First book, “I Color Myself Different”, scheduled for April 2022

    Additional books with Kaepernick Publishing to follow

    NEW YORK, NY—July 15, 2021— Colin Kaepernick, renowned activist, change-maker, and athlete, and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, announce a multi-book publishing deal. Brokered in an exclusive offer from Kaepernick Publishing, the agreement includes World rights and all languages for both print and eBook formats. Andrea Davis Pinkney, VP and Executive Editor, Scholastic, will edit the first project, a picture book illustrated by Eric Wilkerson, to be published in April 2022. 

    “Colin’s reputation as a thought leader precedes him, but it was also clear when we met that his mission and purpose were very much aligned with Scholastic’s,” said Debra Dorfman, VP and Publisher, Scholastic Global Licensing, Brands & Media. “We knew instantly that we wanted to share his stories, which will be impactful messages of identity and belonging for Black and Brown children.”  

    On April 5, 2022, Scholastic will release I Color Myself Different, a picture book inspired by a significant childhood memory of when Kaepernick first documented that he was different from his adopted white family. During a kindergarten exercise on drawing families, Kaepernick remembers putting down the yellow crayon he had been using to draw his family and picking up the brown crayon for himself. This moment crystallized for him the differences marked by his adoption, and how acknowledging those distinctions could encourage us all to be more accepting of ourselves and each other. 

    “Colin Kaepernick’s inspiring story, with themes of identity, race, and self-esteem, will resonate deeply with all kids,” said Ellie Berger, President and Publisher, Scholastic Trade Publishing. “We are privileged to bring this work to young readers around the world for the very first time.”

    “This story is deeply personal to me, and inspired by real events in my life. I hope that it honors the courage and bravery of young people everywhere by encouraging them to live with authenticity and purpose,” said Kaepernick. “I’m excited for Kaepernick Publishing to be collaborating with Scholastic on books with Black and Brown voices at the forefront.  I hope that our books will inspire readers to walk through the world with confidence, strength, and truth in all they do.”

    Holder of the all-time NFL record for most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback, Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” in 2016 to bring attention to systemic oppressions, specifically police terrorism against Black and Brown people. For his stance, he has been denied employment by the league. Since 2016, he has founded and helped fund three organizations—Know Your Rights Camp, Ra Vision Media, and Kaepernick Publishing—that together advance the liberation of Black and Brown people through storytelling, systems change, and political education. Kaepernick sits on Medium’s Board and is the winner of numerous prestigious honors including Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope honor, GQ magazine’s Citizen of the Year, the NFL’s Len Eshmont Award, the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, the ACLU’s Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award, and the Puffin/Nation Institute’s Prize for Creative Citizenship. 

     
     About Kaepernick Publishing:

    Founded by Colin Kaepernick in 2019, Kaepernick Publishing strives to elevate a new generation of writers with diverse views and voices through the creation of powerful works of all genres that can build a better and more just world.

  • Ukraine Crisis: Specific Asks from African Families Relocated to Germany

    Ukraine Crisis: Specific Asks from African Families Relocated to Germany
  • UKRAINE needs help, and the IWC- Gothenburg will help.

    UKRAINE needs help, and the IWC- Gothenburg will help.
    If you want to help the children of Ukraine, here is how you can from Sweden. Together with other organizations in Sweden, the IWC Gothenburg is raising money for the benefit of Ukraine. All donations submitted by March 28th will be DOUBLED! The Akelius Foundation will donate exactly as much as we all donate.
     
    Please SWISH to 0706 650867 or pay to the IWC PlusGiro 86 16 17-9 by Monday, March 28th, and label your donation with Ukraine and your name.
     
    Funds raised will be sent to the UNHCR for the benefit of Ukraine.
    So far, we have succeeded to raise 11 750 kr from 16 members. THANK YOU !!
     
    We can do more!!!!. Your donation will help us provide emergency assistance to children and families in Ukraine and neighboring countries affected by the conflict.
  • How I’m Watching My Latest Obsession – With a Good VPN

    How I’m Watching My Latest Obsession – With a Good VPN

    While I’m desperately waiting for Season 2, too afraid to research if there will even be a Season 2 of Law & Order Los Angeles, I am mindful that I wouldn’t be able to binge-watch my US or UK faves without my NordVPN.

    And I don’t do anything else online without using NordVPN. Anything less is just negligent these days. If you’re not using a Virtual Private Network, get one at least for when you are making financial transactions.

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