Hi there

I’m Megan. Thanks for visiting my website. This page was last updated February 9, 2023.

My deal:

I’m working on 2 main projects in 2023: 

(1) Slowly building a life after bike travel that fits my values (curiosity, generosity, truth-seeking), interests (reading, writing, time outside) and aspirations (forge real connections, have fun)

(2) Improving RC Forward so that more people in Canada can maximize the good their donations do 

A brief history of this site: 

This website was launched in 2014 as Continental Drift-er, a nod to my education, career, and identity as a geoscientist. 

Through 2014-2020 this website was the home of my blog and newsletter. They shared what I was seeing and learning as I travelled in Asian and African countries with my life partner Evan, primarily by bicycle. 

The years 2020 to 2022 were quiet here. I had one foot in my new life in Canada, and the other in the other life that I’d organized around bike travel and had given up by choice. There was some grief I was slow to acknowledge or process.

At the end of 2022 I renamed this website Afterstan. This new name acknowledges Stan, the bike I’d travelled on that I’d purchased in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (hence, “Stan”). Afterstan, as a website and as a name, is about celebrating the past but not at the expense of celebrating the present.

Get in touch:

  • I’m based on Vancouver Island. I live on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
  • I’m reachable at afterstan at protonmail dot com 👋🏼