Getting older, opting to get wiser

Every time I’ve tried to put fingers to keyboard – or pen to paper as I sometimes do – nothing I’ve written lately has felt quite right to me. A combination of writer’s block, a busy schedule and tendency towards perfectionism has brought on a little writing hiatus. August, which I spent in my home …

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I am a feminist, I am a Women Deliver Young Leader

Women Deliver is an international organisation that tirelessly advocates for the advancement of women and girls. Recognising the critical role that youth and young advocates play in achieving gender equality, Women Deliver introduced their Young Leaders Program in 2010 to build the capacity of young people who have the potential to make an impact in …

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5 things that parents of third culture kids should understand

  The world gets smaller everyday so the likelihood of hearing a variety of different accents in random parts of the world is quite high. This, of course, means that the number of so-called third culture kids (TCKs) has increased dramatically over the last half a century or so. I touched on this briefly in a …

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Why the question: “Where do you come from?” makes me uncomfortable

As I’ve gotten older, some family members have been prompting me to “pick a side”. As in, decide whether or not to denounce my Zambian nationality to take up citizenship elsewhere. Perhaps it’s time I gave serious thought to where it is in the world I would like to settle down. Previously, I figured I’d …

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