Having edited TCK TOWN for two and a half years now, having dated a very, very troubled TCK who was battling with his cultural identity, and through living TCK experiences myself, I could imagine that his past had made him this odd, awkward and uncomfortable rageaholic…Read More
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
But what if I had been born into a violent family? What if they hated women, especially independent ones like me? Would I accept my fate and suffer, just to appease the culture I was born into?Read More
We have come together not because of blood, but because we share bonds of a common outlook on life, a customary way of treating people with respect, and mutual values that resound within all of us - something which unfortunately does not always seem to happen in families related solely by blood (at least in my observation)...Read More
My family and my blood are in Alaska. My heart will hold up north and I fool no one. But my also “family” exists as much to me down in Texas and California, Washington and Tokyo...Read More
Welcome to 2017!
It's been tough but we've given a lot of love to 'Family' - our theme for this month!
You can expect candid, honest and fair examinations of our nearest, our not-so-nearest, our dearest and our not-so-dearest over the next few weeks, which we have worked hard to share.
What do you agree with? Are your relationships similar? Would you do anything differently? Leave us your thoughts in the comment sections below the articles and let us know!
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)
I am or have been a local of London, Lahore, Dacca, New Delhi, Kuwait City, Dhahran, Manila, Bangkok, Pattaya, Tokyo, Salt Lake City, Evanston (Wyoming), Istanbul, Saigon, Hong Kong, Toronto, Freetown, Addis Ababa, Singapore. It seems like a lot but it's kind of a blur.Read More