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TCKs don’t do ‘favourite places’

Growing up as a globally mobile kid, I occasionally felt bullied into defining my international identity in ways that made me uncomfortable. This happened, for example, when people insisted I give them an answer to the question, “So of all the places you’ve lived, what’s your favourite?” If people who don’t move have one favourite place, shouldn’t I have one too? But we don’t. Global nomads know that because we...

Families in Global Transition conference

The FIGT conference is unique. Correct me if I am wrong, but it is probably the (only?) largest gathering of people who know that the question ‘so, what’s your journey?’ is far more valuable than ‘where are you from?’ A place of birth is but one moment in a life: it is but a minor detail in understanding the complex identity of those of us who have lived in more than one country. The conference brings together...

‘Home is a work in progress’

In his TED talk, ‘Where is home’, Pico Iyer says: ‘The number of people living in a country not their own comes to 220 million… We represent the 5th largest nation on earth!’ (http://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_where_is_home.html) In other words, there are more and more of us who define home in many ways. For example, home could be: Where your blood or ancestry come from; Where you were born or...
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