interview

TCK Voices: Rebekah Fruin

I love to think that I am a mix of four cultures. I am so thankful for the Lord bringing each of them into my life at different times and for the things He has taught me through each of them…

TCK Voices: Lisa Elis

TCK Voices: Lisa Elis

One would think that being a part of several cultures would bring more variety to one’s experience, but sometimes it has the effect of cancelling out everything about all the cultures instead …

TCK Voices: Hannah Broman

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: Elena Coyle

A couple of the hardest things are the feeling of being stuck between two worlds and not being able to have a constant group of friends with you in person.

TCK Voices: Audrey Howe

Right after we arrived in America, lockdowns started. It was a pretty tough time for my whole family – being away from my dad, finally being back where our friends lived but unable to see them.

TCK Voices: Clarissa Choo

As a child, I struggled to acknowledge my losses, so I ended up suppressing most of my emotions. In my early teens and after my first repatriation, I struggled with identity and belongingness as I couldn’t fit into my birth country…

TCK Voices: Kristianne Hassman

I’ve really struggled to make friends over the years. Because I’ve moved around a lot, there are very few people I know well enough to be good friends with. And most of my friendships are long-distance, which takes a lot of energy and commitment to keep up…

TCK Voices: Acacia Mitchell

Being a TCK has pushed me closer to God than I could have imagined. At times, in the moving and the whirlwind of new faces, it has felt like God is the only being who truly knows me. The only one who wants to know me…

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