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Faces at FIGT – Josh: “Both an outsider and an insider.”

I started Denizen because I firmly believe that TCKs deserve a support network. Josh Sandoz, 32, is out there doing exactly that. Working toward licensure as a mental health therapist in Washington state, he is currently Interaction International’s (a TCK group) director of child support services, and serves as a therapist in multiple capacities at a local psychiatric hospital and graduate school in Seattle. As part of Interaction International, Sandoz recently started a resource of mental health experts familiar with the TCK and expat experience. What’s your answer to “Where are you from?” It depends where I am, and who is asking me, and what I think they want to know. But usually I’ll re-frame the question and say I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. How has learning the language of “TCK” helped you embrace your own experience? Words are really powerful. All words, in a way, are metaphors for trying to understand our own experiences. …I liken it to the myth around the Inuit population, to how they have all these …