A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents' culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK's life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
My mom and I were talking this morning and she was telling me I was getting freckles. I like freckles. I have them on my cheeks and on my nose. I told her I hope I get a lot of freckles. Wouldn't it be funny if I had so many freckles that I turned brown?
Manita points to my mom's freckles and asks what they are. My mom says, "That's where I am just a little bit Haitian." So now Manita asks everybody who has freckles if they are a little bit Haitian too!