Welcome to inspire me. My name is Ariana. A native of the NYC metro area, I am a recent transplant to Cape Town, South Africa where I live with my husband, two nutty puppies and one sassy cat. This blog is a mash-up of my own reflections, photos, and inspirations.

I am trained as an anthropologist, a poet and most recently an urban planner. I work for Shack/Slum Dwellers International, where I travel and write about urban informality and the innovative solutions of the urban poor worldwide. I manage and write for the SDI blog, and am a contributor to a blog devoted entirely to urban issues across the globe. I also have a blog devoted to my poetry & creative writing, and would love for you to check it out too!

Please leave a comment, or drop me a line via email. You can reach me here or at arianakmacpherson@gmail.com.