Good morning, afternoon, or evening (depending on your time zone).
My name is Farah and I am a Third Culture Kid (TCK), someone who has grown up outside of their parents’ culture(s). My father is Thai and my mother is Dutch, but I have lived in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, France, The Netherlands (where my family now lives) and I study in the United States. This identity tension and complicated lifestyle has been integral in my life since I had an identity dilemma when I first got to university. For the first time, I found myself questioning who I am and where I am from (what does that even mean?!) and now I like to write and talk about multiculturalism, third culture kids, and the global narrative.
Having a column about everything global nomad and travel related has always been a secret wish of mine, but after recently getting so much positive feedback on my ideas and support to pursue it I decided it was finally time. So here it is! A chance for any readers to look at the world through my lens. A way to connect with others and talk about shared experiences. The main purpose of this is column to become a place of comfort or answers for those who are feeling lost about their identities and to act as a resource to those who want to learn more about the experience. One disclaimer though: my points of view and identities are constantly shifting and my personal posts will be subjective.
The content on this blog will be:
Personal posts (travel, opinions, hot topics, etc.)
Videos and fun articles
Interviews with other TCK’s
I sincerely hope you all enjoy my posts and please do share with your friends. If you have any questions or just want to join the dialogue on these topics, please feel free to reach out to me!Good morning, afternoon, or evening (depending on your time zone).

 

My name is Farah and I am a Third Culture Kid (TCK), someone who has grown up outside of their parents’ culture(s). My father is Thai and my mother is Dutch, but I have lived in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, France, The Netherlands (where my family now lives) and I study in the United States. This identity tension and complicated lifestyle has been integral in my life since I had an identity dilemma when I first got to university. For the first time, I found myself questioning who I am and where I am from (what does that even mean?!) and now I like to write and talk about multiculturalism, third culture kids, and the global narrative.

 

Having a column about everything global nomad and travel related has always been a secret wish of mine, but after recently getting so much positive feedback on my ideas and support to pursue it I decided it was finally time. So here it is! A chance for any readers to look at the world through my lens. A way to connect with others and talk about shared experiences. The main purpose of this is column to become a place of comfort or answers for those who are feeling lost about their identities and to act as a resource to those who want to learn more about the experience. One disclaimer though: my points of view and identities are constantly shifting and my personal posts will be subjective.

The content on this blog will be:

  1. Personal posts (travel, opinions, hot topics, etc.)
  2. Videos and fun articles
  3. Interviews with other TCK’s

I sincerely hope you all enjoy my posts and please do share with your friends. If you have any questions or just want to join the dialogue on these topics, please feel free to reach out to me!