I am local. I am multi-local. My childhood is a collection of short stories that flit between Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Australia...Read More
I was five when I fell in love. That instantaneous, all consuming, hard-to-breathe kind of love…Read More
When the little chameleon girl was born, she was completely green, just like her parents. On her first day in kindergarten she was shocked to find out that no one else was green, the other kids were mostly purple...Read More
It is an Indonesian superstition that figments from your nightmares are brought into the world via mirrors as you sleep. As an adult I don't believe the superstitions anymore, but I'm in no hurry to sleep with a mirror opposite my bed either...Read More
For the sake of science, and the greater cause of humanity, one TCK-male set off on an empirical journey to discover the romantic intricacies of women, worldwide. On his quest into unchartered territories (well, not completely unchartered, but how many can claim a voyage to woo the world?), he propositioned females from different countries...Read More
If you thought this could only happen in Pakistan, you are wrong. It happened in Singapore, and it even happened in Australia (even though there, I had to earn my spot in earnest)...Read More
My floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the city street doesn't stop me boogie-ing alone in my underpants at home. Melbourne's ideals about acceptance, love and normalisation of a woman's body have helped me shrug off nakedness as no big deal...Read More
Pakistan has been flagged by the Australian government as a "terrorist country" and yet I consider it home...Read More
My passports have always been issued from abroad. In the 1980s my passports were changed to blue "Z" instead of the standard blue. I was treated like a second class citizen each time I “returned” to the US and travelling in my 20's through Europe with it in the Cold War was sheer hell on the Eastern side of the Iron Curtain...Read More
Welcome to our newest theme!
There's a lot of chit chat going on behind the scenes this month. The theme is interviews - of the self and of others. We're uncovering how locals feel about TCKs, and how we may have influenced those around us. We're also uncovering how we feel about TCKs - we've looked searchingly at our own multilocal lives and are introducing ourselves one by one through our own personal profiles.
It's nice to meet you!
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)
My sense of belonging fluctuates like an erratic pulse and my nationalistic pride skyrockets when faced with a belligerent non-Pakistani who questions the mess my country has become...Read More