TCK Voices

TCK Voices: Learning Cultural Grace in South Africa

As a person, and especially as a TCK, there will always be something about you that is considered “weird,” “uncomely,” or “annoying.” … As people, when we are constantly faced with direct and indirect messages to change ourselves, we tend to frantically try to do just that. But I urge you to calm down just a bit.

TCK Voices: On Hellos and Goodbyes

Every time we say hello to a new person, a new place, or a new people group, we open ourselves to the great God-given blessing of knowing and loving and maybe even being loved by a part of His creation, but we also open ourselves to the deep pain of losing our connection with them, of saying goodbye. 

TCK Voices: Adapting to New Cultures

TCK Voices Hannah Broman

One of the hardest things about being a TCK is that I don’t (and can’t) behave the way people expect me to based on my outward appearance. People tend to expect me to behave like the stereotypical American, and I just can’t, because I am mostly Asian on the inside …

TCK Voices: On Being Isolated

Being so culturally and linguistically isolated from the people around me, and so physically separate from my friends, has not been easy. But through it, I have learned to lean on God in my loneliness…