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 ofContinue reading “A chat: home, community; all things that matter”

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 deeplyContinue reading “What’s in a name?”

Communities around the world

Our trip to the UK this year, was a mix of a walk down memory lane, time spent in nature & in cities & meeting up with people whom I consider part of my own little communities around the world. Many, many, many years ago, the move to Newcastle was my first move overseas asContinue reading “Communities around the world”

Belonging – community

Until recently I had never heard of the British journalist & author, Julia Baird. Wanting to listen to a non-fiction audio book I stumbled upon Phosphorescence, read by the author herself. In her own words Baird has said: “We write to be able to put our arms around another person.Writing this book has shown meContinue reading “Belonging – community”