Michelle May

Michelle May is a Madrid-based travel writer and educational psychologist. She is writing a memoir about her experiences in the Middle East. You can read her blog here: "www.meshelmay.com":http://meshelmay.com/blog/

by Michelle May

Hassan Sadek, a 29-year-old Libyan engineer turned rebel group leader, lies in his Tunis, Tunisia, hospital bed, straining his eyes and neck to view the laptop resting on his chest. Occasionally he stops, clenching his teeth, contorting his face in pain, as he lifts one of his two casted legs for relief. He muffles his […] more »

by Michelle May

Shortly after I moved to Madrid after visiting Cairo, an Egyptian friend tweeted solidarity with the hashtag #SpanishRevolution. A revolution? In Spain? Was this his attempt to make my new home seem more exciting? The link he posted led to video of a packed Puerta del Sol — a square in the center of Madrid. […] more »

by Michelle May

When I finally purchased my first smartphone, Google’s Nexus One, last March, I quickly declared myself a satisfied customer. I was easy to impress. Anything was a step up from a five-year-old Samsung with a pull-up antenna. Like many, I dreamt of an iPhone, but was turned off by what I heard about AT&T’s service. […] more »

by Michelle May

I recently spent a week in Port au Prince, Haiti, helping in a tent hospital set up at the airport. When I arrived back in San Francisco, I wrote about my experience in Haiti on my blog and posted pictures I had taken. I also posted photos on my Facebook profile, including images of smiling […] more »