Over the past few years, Ruth Van Reken and I have been working on a concept that we call hidden diversity. I would like to invite my readers to check out a blog that Ruth and I have started to provide a forum to discuss thoughts and ideas about this concept.
Ruth highlights in her January 4, 2008 post, as those who have grown up ourselves, raised our children, and lived our professional and personal lives among many different cross-cultural worlds both in the US and internationally, and we believe this discussion is so vital to describing and finding language for the "new normals" a cross-cultural lifestyle creates for so many in today's globalizing world. For example, I have discovered while traveling the globe to speak on issues related to Third Culture Kids (TCKs) that many in my audience will come up and say "I relate completely to the profile you describe for TCKs, but I never grew up the way my [child, student, employee] is (or did). Am I allowed to apply some of these things to my own life?"
If you would like to read more about our thoughts on this concept, please visit, Hidden Diversity in a Globalizing World.
Also, while shamelessly plugging my "HIdden Diversity"" blog, I would also encourage you to check out A Home for Third Culture Kids. I recently discovered this popular blog, was created by a young TCK. It is loaded with lots of information and discussions about being a TCK/CCK. Check it out -- http://www.tckid.com.