I felt embarrassed and disappointed. At 9-years-old, being called stuck up and unappreciative was the worst thing anyone could do. “From now on,” I told myself, “I’m gonna hide it.”
The world is full of young minds making major moves. The Malyka crew is no different. Their mission: engage the young and the restless in community issues while advocating cultural tolerance. With that in mind, they are taking Toronto by storm. Malyka Clothing is a multi-cultural concept created by three young visionaries. Malyka may seem like a clothing label on the surface, but they are a concept, a concept that brings people together to share in a cross-cultural ideal for change and positivity. The three young men, Lavado Stubbs of the Bahamas, 23, Momar Taal of the Gambia, 21, and Fahad Awadh of Tanzania, 22, all met in Canada while attending school. By sharing stories, histories and cultures, their friendship grew, and Malyka was born. Five years later as the Malyka crew has grown from boys to men, so has the brand. Denizen Magazine now takes this oppotunity, from one TCK group to another, to chat to the three wise men as we go behind the scenes of Malyka, and the orgins of the creators …
At 22, Joe Alexander is likely the first Taiwanese-born Third Culture Kid to play for the NBA. Born in Kaohsiung, Alexander plays for the Milwaukee Bucks and was the no. 8 overall pick during the 2008 draft.
In today’s world, we only need to travel a few miles from home to taste cuisines from thousands of miles away. But TCKs and avid travelers have been blessed…
Using the videos Denizen readers submitted, Katherine Lung has created a dance project with a soundscape of Third Culture Kid interviews. This was Katherine’s senior project at the University of Minnesota.
I’ve been able to live in some amazing places. It’s one of the perks of being a Third Culture Kid. But what separates us from other travelers is our ability to adapt to our surroundings and become comfortable, wherever we are.
As a Third Culture Kid, I’ve had the honor of both living and visiting a multitude of places in my lifetime. The following five photos represent places I’ve discovered that remain near and dear to my heart. This is “my five.”
As a Third Culture Kid, I live to explore my surroundings. Specifically, I love to explore cities. There is nothing more exciting than turning a corner and finding something unexpected.
From friends to food, weddings are a life event where TCKs can attempt to bring together all aspects of our global lives.
It’s tough for TCKs to find a common thread in all the places they have lived and visited. As much as we might like the constant changes…