It’s a love-hate thing: a brief assessment of my half-year living and working in my home country

So I’ve been living and working in Zambia, my country of origin, for over 6 months now and…it’s been (slightly) better than I expected. I wouldn’t say that I’m having an absolute blast here but I can’t say I’m completely miserable either. Since I arrived in Zambia to start work, there have been many times …

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How the game Sleeping Dogs inspired a change in my perspective on “coming home” 

So it's official, the one thing I never imagined I would ever do is happening…I’m living and working in Zambia. After countless unsuccessful job applications and an abundance of frustration with looking for permanent employment, I landed a human rights consultancy gig which will keep me in my passport country until December. Let's hope the …

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Master class: how studying towards a masters helped me discover my identity

In 2016 I accomplished one of my career goals – earning a masters degree in law. While I gained a wealth of knowledge  and practical skills that will no doubt be invaluable to me in my professional endeavours going forward, the life lessons I learned inside and outside the classroom in Pretoria and Kampala have enriched my existence immensely …

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TCKs and transitional trauma: exploring the causes of depression and anxiety in third culture kids

We all go through the occasional bouts of depression. Some people can be depressed for a couple of days, others for several months or even years at a time. Whether it be as a result of having experienced a death in the family, the loss of a job, mental disorder or a terrible accident that …

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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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