AIELOC Book Club 2021 – Reading Growing Up in Transit

The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color is hosting a Book Club to read Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School.

All welcome.

Dates:

30 January, 6pm EST
27 February, 8am EST
27 March, 6pm EST

How do I join?

Click here to email AIELOC or write to aieloc2019 [at] gmail [dot] com

Where can I get a copy of the book?

If you don’t already have a copy of Growing Up in Transit, click here to get the paperback.

Note from Danau:

Don’t worry, I won’t be joining – that way you can critique the book all you want! 🙂

【大人になったTCK達がキャリアについて語る#1】〜TCKが文化人類学者になった話〜

大人になったTCK 帰国子女 ハーフ のクラブハウス・トーク 帰国子女 ハーフ のクラブハウス・トーク

Adult TCK Talks — A Spotlight on Career Paths
Episode #1: When a TCK becomes an Anthropologist
Event Language: Japanese

✴︎TCK(サードカルチャーキッズ)とは異文化を移動しながら育った人のこと🌏

祝‼️クラブ開設✨
大好評の「おとなになった帰国生」がTCKシリーズにリニューアル✨夜9時から10時まで。話し手の海外移動体験とキャリア変遷にフォーカスします。第1回話し手は文化人類学者のダナウ・タヌさん。

世代や職種を越えてつながることで、言語化されてこなかった「おとなTCK」の想いを集約し次の世代につなげます✨

✴︎TCKs (Third Culture Kids) are people who grew up mobile between cultural worlds 🌏

Club Launch on Clubhouse! ✨
The popular “Adult Returnees” series has been relaunched as the new TCK Series ✨ From 9PM to 10PM JST/Tokyo time. Our chats will be spotlighting the speaker’s experience of international mobility and career development. We’ll be welcoming Danau Tanu, an anthropologist, as our first speaker.

Our goal is to reach across generations and career paths to put into words the experiences of “adult TCKs”—and all the ambivalent feels that come with the territory—for the next generation.

AIELOC Book Club 2021 – Reading Growing Up in Transit

The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color is hosting a Book Club to read Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School.

All welcome.

Dates:

30 January, 6pm EST
27 February, 8am EST
27 March, 6pm EST

How do I join?

Click here to email AIELOC or write to aieloc2019 [at] gmail [dot] com

Where can I get a copy of the book?

If you don’t already have a copy of Growing Up in Transit, click here and get 25% off on the paperback.

Note from Danau:

Don’t worry, I won’t be joining – that way you can critique the book all you want! 🙂

TCK Vocations & Career—Spotlight Interview with Among Worlds magazine

I am feeling very grateful to be featured for the Spotlight Interview in the December issue of the third culture kid magazine, Among Worlds.

In this interview, I talk about how I felt like an immigrant kid while going to an international school because I was Western by day and Asian by night. I also talk about how I engaged with the term ‘third culture kids’, as well as the importance of paying attention to not just the ‘movers’ but the ‘stayers’ too in international schools and help TCKs connect with the local place where they live.

I am in incredibly good company no less! The December issue of Among Worlds focuses on TCK Vocations & Careers with articles by many established writers, coaches, and so on in the TCK world. Some articles are practical and others heartwarming.

Some offer tips for TCKs looking to build their careers. These might be especially useful for younger TCKs who are just starting out or those who feel ‘stuck’ in their careers. See the articles by:

  • Amanda Bates of The Black Expat,
  • Michael Pollock who is the co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds & Executive Director of Interaction International,
  • Tim Sandford, professional counselor & author of several books,
  • Jen Mohindra, a TCK coach

Other articles & poems in the issue touch upon our deeper longing for a vocation or ikigai (生きがい), as they say in Japanese, that expresses who we are.

  • Marilyn Gardner, public health expert & author,
  • Ute Limacher-Reibold, PhD, intercultural language consultant,
  • Rachel Hicks, writer, editor and poet,
  • Anna Oken, writer and poet

Hope you enjoy it!

Get a copy of the December issue of Among Worlds

How do we learn to belong?


The opposite of belonging is fitting in
-Brené Brown-

Belonging. It’s a simple word with a lot packed into it. Is belonging something that just is and can’t be changed: we either belong or we don’t? Or can we learn how to belong?

I’d say yes. The older I get, the more I think belonging is a verb and an ongoing process. It’s not an end point that we have to strive to arrive at.

Poster. TCKs of Asia presents an open forum: How do we learn to belong? Third Culture Stories from Asia. 'The opposite of belonging is fitting in' by Brene Brown. Date, time & registration link.

The good news is, I think ‘belonging’ is something that we can initiate.

But it needs regular maintenance.

The bad news is, we spend a lot of our time trying to look for it ‘somewhere out there’ as though we’re looking for gold that’s already in the ground somewhere. We fall into the trap of believing we’ll miraculously stumble across it one day and find it. And then we get frustrated when we don’t find it.

So, how do we learn to belong?

I’ll be sharing more about this topic with some of the folks at TCKs of Asia in December.

Come join us for the conversation!

Online
Saturday, 12 December 2020
9am New York – 3pm Lagos & Amsterdam – 10pm Singapore & Perth

Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School - book cover (Asian Third Culture Kids)


Paperback release this December!
Pre-order now and get 25% off!