Being an author & a TCK’s journey

A TCKs story

Some may call me a third culture kid (TCK) or a cross-cultural kid (CCK), having lived in India & the Netherlands as a child. I consider myself a cultural chameleon. A cultural chameleon who’s always in search of new colours, in every sense of the word. In November 2020 I published my debut novel Colours of a Cultural Chameleon (on Amazon).
When I share with people that I’ve published a novel, they often respond by telling me their own dreams. Many want to write and to publish, but don’t know how to go about the process or haven’t mustered up the courage yet. That’s why in this blog, I would love to take you along on my journey of becoming and being a writer – a published author.
Previously I was an environmental engineer, now I am a writer. In 2021 I started afresh and embraced my passions; one of which is writing. In this blog I will also share with you my experiences as a cultural chameleon.
Feel free to share your stories with me!
Read the short stories I write on twitter everyday VSS365

A cultural chameleon celebrating the festival of colour


A chat: home, community; all things that matter

“Where is home?” Watch the recording from 37 min onward (or the whole conversation, if you’re really interested 🙂 ) It was wonderful to have been part of this conversation & as you probably know I am truly grateful to MITS&P (MIT Spouses & Partners) for creating this close-knit & safe space for all of…

What’s an adventure?

Adventures happen when you go with the flow I am a pantser not a planner. This holds true both for my writing strategy as well as for my vacation strategy. Well, okay agreed, I do plan a bit, but I never set any route/location in stone. As you might have read in my previous travelblog;…

What’s in a name?

Third culture kid, Cross culture kid, second generation immigrant, ‘person with migrant heritage’, mixed race, mixed heritage, half-half, the dash…. What’s in a name? Why this desire to describe others in fixed categories? Why do we need to “fit in boxes’? I hate ticking boxes. Recently I came upon this wonderful TEDx talk, which deeply…

Raising multilingual kids

Are you raising multilingual kids? Great, I’d love to hear about your approach.Which strategy do you follow? Plurilingualism is definitely my approach. Read this article in the Guardian: ‘We speak whatever language gets the job done’ <– This is what works for me, whether it’ll be successful …. we’ll just have to wait and see.…


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