© Miro Schaap

They say your shoes will eventually fit if you keep wearing them. This Japanese Third Culture Kid tried to live his life like that.

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Lost Heart by EBriel

For nineteen years Elizabeth Briel was locked in a metaphorical box — first by others, and later by herself – unable to see an alternative to what surrounded her.

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by TJansen

Never mind assimilation. When I moved to the Netherlands, I was all about chameleon-ism. I couldn’t look or act or sound American, or lead anyone to believe that I might be the slightest bit American.

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Solitary tree by KKarahan

Unsupported by the book publishing establishment, this expat publisher pushed her business idea aside for fifteen years.

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Around our holiday table in 1979, my fractious family were gifted with a sudden ability to perceive each other as the loveable characters we truly are. The secret ingredient: an unseen substance in the stuffing.

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Memorial by CYigit

When you live a global life, how do you cope with death-at-a-distance?

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Missent to Bangkok by A.Ashman

Loving to communicate is not the same thing as communicating well. Nor does it mean that communication comes easily.

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Roxelana by Anton Hickel

A British-born woman of mixed ethnicity is torn between loyalties to her country of birth and others her family is tied to.

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Post image for Expat Harem, the book: foreign women in modern Turkey

This popularly- and critically-acclaimed collection invites you into the Turkey that thirty-two women from seven nations know.

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