Teaching English in Pu Luong Village, Vietnam
“Hello! How Are You?”
Kelly teaches English to Vietnamese children in Pu Luong Village while visiting Vietnam in 2018.
Kelly describes housesitting in Hanoi and Ya’an, China, and her participation in a women’s delegation to Mongolia — and each country’s democratic challenges.
Helping Syrian Refugees
“Helping Syrian Refugees”
While housesitting in Ajijic, Mexico, Kelly addresses an audience about Syrian refugees. In 2008, she co-led a delegation in Damascus that helped Iraqi refugees and she’s since reported from Berlin (while housesitting) about newly arrived Syrian refugees during the world’s largest refugee crisis.
Releasing Evin Prison
“Releasing Evin Prison”
While housesitting in Europe, Kelly interviewed this former teenager who had been imprisoned in the notorious Evin Prison.
While housesitting in Osaka, Kelly attended the 70th commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In the Rush to Safety, Lives Delayed
“In the Rush to Safety, Lives Delayed”
While housesitting in Berlin, Kelly volunteered at a center to register newly arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
Ten Years After the Flood
“Santa Monica’s Global Green USA Makes Environmental History in Post-Katrina New Orleans”
Kelly visited New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city to learn about the efforts to rebuild with an eye towards energy efficiency and sustainable homes.
The Shrouds of Hiroshima
“The Shrouds of Hiroshima”
While housesitting in Japan, Kelly attends the 70th commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
While housesitting in Kuala Lumpur, Kelly joins a protest by women’s organizations of an acquitted rapist.
Medal of Honor Long Overdue
“Medal of Honor Long Overdue”
While housesitting in Mexico, Kelly interviews an author and activist who fights for Latino-American soldiers.
In anticipation of housesitting in Vietnam, Kelly interviews Nick Ut about his famous photo that helped finish a war.
Todos Somos Migrantes (We Are All Immigrants)
“Todos Somos Migrantes”
While housesitting in Mexico, Kelly raises money for a shelter that helps Central American refugees.
The Theft of History
“The Theft of History”
While housesitting in Mexico, Kelly writes about the destruction of Palmyra, Syria.
Is Revenge Ever Justified?
“Is Revenge Ever Justified?”
While housesitting in Mexico, Kelly moderates a panel on restorative justice.
Rita Golden Gelman
“Rita Golden Gelman”
While housesitting in Mexico, Kelly hosts and interviews Tales of a Female Nomad author Rita Golden Gelman about Gap Years, golden years and her years of nomading.
Are We Really Out of Iraq?
“Are We Really Out of Iraq?”
While housesitting in Mexico, Kelly arranged a trip to return to Iraq, 10 years after her first visit just before the U.S.-led invasion and occupation.
Palestinian and Jewish Dads Find Peace
“Palestinian and Jewish Dads Find Peace”
While housesitting in Mexico, Kelly addresses an audience about her trips to Israel and the West Bank.