It’s lovely having you here on my blog. This is a place where I write about expat life, faith and being Gen Y.

I love wrestling with life’s big questions and hope my own trains of thought will resonate with you. I don’t have it all worked out, but I do want to encourage you, to challenge your thinking, to offer you new perspectives – and yes, to entertain you.


Most of the posts on this site relate to one or more of the following:

Expat life

I was raised in Australia and still call it home … kinda. I spent formative years as an adult in Ecuador and Bolivia, and have also interned in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

I’m a reflective traveller and use my travel experiences to ask questions about identity, culture and faith.

More on my relationship with the world here.


Despite my secular (essentially atheist, but amazing) education, I am committed to Jesus. I am constantly reflecting on and constructively questioning how I relate with God and religion, and how faith can be relevant and world-changing in today’s culture.

An example of what this looks like in my life is the fact that I have an aversion to “evangelising” but challenged myself by going overseas to serve as a missionary. You can read about that here.

Gen Y

For better or for worse, I am of a demographic that is dangerously prone to existential crises. I ask questions and look for metanarratives and meaning in everything.

I aim to be open and honest in what I share here. For better or for worse, this is sometimes best expressed in poetry (oh-no-etry!), the least offensive of which you can find here.

Suansita: self-portrait
Artwork courtesy of teenaged me. Artline 0.4 on Yellow Pages newsprint. I’m super proud of this piece because my drawing hasn’t improved much since then.

I post every week or two, usually on a Tuesday morning (Australian EST, or +11 UTC).

I absolutely invite comments on this site, or privately through the form below.

I’m also on Twitter (@la_suansita), reposting interesting news from around the world, much of it out of Latin America or stories about development and justice.

One last thing: I love language. I thoroughly edit and proofread all my posts, so I challenge you to find a typo or grammatical error on this site! It’s super important to me that your reading experience isn’t impaired by silly oversights like poor grammar and I want you to hold me accountable to this.



Write to me! I love meeting new people and receiving constructive feedback.

Taking the time to tell me what you like or don’t like about my blog will help me make my posts more relevant and useful to you – and generally improve the quality of my writing, so you’ll be doing me a favour.

3 thoughts on “About

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jacob!
      PS: Totally agree with you about honey outrage and enjoyed your list of things you suck at – I’m gonna steal that one for a (hopefully not too distant) future blog post.


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