How much of my self-worth comes from my being a TCK? Some of the major strengths that I have gained are tolerance, a wider worldview, broader experience, empathy, and resilience...Read More
My “real” boyfriend has his family coming from Brazil. He politely tells me to “move out” for the duration of the trip. I pay half the rent. He wants to keep “Portuguese house,” which means he doesn’t want to speak English in front of his family...Read More
Many people didn’t know what Pakistan was. Right after 9/11, they did. I was instantly grouped with the ‘raghead/camel jockey/dune coon’ Arabs, who should all collectively ‘go back to where they came from’. Only thing was, there were no Arabs in the school, so they must have been referring to me...Read More
It is overwhelmingly apparent to me that, worldwide, there is a gender bias, generally pro-male and generally negative towards females.Read More
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
Pakistan has been flagged by the Australian government as a "terrorist country" and yet I consider it home...Read More
Welcome to our next theme!
The tumultuous world we are currently living in has spurred us to meet misunderstanding and miseducation with compassion and hope. This month, we are writing about cross-cultural moments that inspired great love, affection and admiration in our fellow human.
It has not been an easy task, but we are proud of the result - a body of work containing wonderful stories of true gratitude and honest connections with the people of the world.
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)