Our Newest Theme

Welcome to our newest theme!

This month we are looking at Resilience: our ability to "bounce" back in the most constructive way possible. To be quick, adaptive and clever so we can move on to better things.

Our writers this month have put some exceptional work together and created a strong November edition to bring 2017 closer to a close with.

Along with beautiful anecdotes about recent broken hearts, we have memories of busy Hong Kong streets, solid advice about how best to move countries, ways to stand tall as a TCK and incredible people of history that we still think about today. You're going to love it!

If you have any TCK stories which meets our guidelines, please send them my way at editor@tcktown.com, or feel free to post them on our Community Facebook Group

I'd like to send a BIG thank you to Ashleigh Leyshon, Lilith Palmer and Lucy O'Connor for editing this edition with me.

Stay strong and stay springy!

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Ava Senaratne
Editor-In-Chief
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)

Micronesian Chinese Money in Alaska

My family lived abroad. The arts embraced in Micronesia were very different from those in British Hong Kong. There was little chance to delve into interpretive or classical art. When you weren’t taking the aspects you liked, discarding what you didn't and establishing your own local spin on painting, dance and music, you had to go microcosmic...

The Untouchable Ones

I would be there, waiting, percolating in the heady cultural mix of art and artist; a moth ever drawn to their bright blooming flames. Each masterpiece was a welcome segue from the mundaneness of everyday public service life; a provocative play on social boundaries that relentlessly questioned the conservative mores of the Saudi Arabia of my teens, and revealed just how far removed I had become from the Lebanese traditions of my youth...

Welcome to our newest theme!

It's about time we wrote this issue! Even though there are many ways that we are wildly different, all of us at TCK TOWN have a deep passion for the arts that has united us for a good year and a half across borders and oceans. 

Our wonderful team and new contributors are not only talented storytellers, they have plenty to share about their cross-cultural experiences of music, the visual arts, poetry and creative history that you will enjoy diving into. You'll see a few of of our very early articles featured again too!

If you have any TCK artworks which meets our guidelines, please send them my way at editor@tcktown.com, or feel free to post them on our Community Facebook Group. We'd love to see what you can do too!

A BIG thank you to Ashleigh Leyshon, Lilith Palmer and Lucy O'Connor for editing this edition.

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Ava Senaratne
Editor-In-Chief
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)