As a border person I’m always intrigued by everything about borders, including the music created by this borderless group. “TootArd (Arabic for strawberries) is a “mountain rock reggae” band from the majestic mountainside (Mount Hermon) village of Majdal Shams in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. … [Read more...] about Borderless Music? Listen to Toot Ard
Women Forge Peace along the Kyrgyz and Tajik Border Even though this is a relatively new border, it is an open border where people easily maintain connections. I have heard border people the world over express these same sentiments: “We are very close friends,” says Avezova. “When I need … [Read more...] about Women Forge Peace along the Kyrgyz and Tajik Border
Excited to tell you about interview Lourdes Garcia Navarro did with Joanna Hausmann about being bicultural. Both women are far more than bicultural and show comfort with moving between ethnicities and cultures. Lourdes uses her backgrounds to provide sensitively cultural reporting. Joanna, as a … [Read more...] about Un Packing Your Ethnic Identities
Who gives you permission to choose your ethnic identity? What a great opportunity Ms. Rachel Dolezal gives me to explore my thoughts about this question. If you are an Adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK) or an adolescent TCK*you’ve acquired at least two ethnicities. … [Read more...] about Who gives YOU permission to choose your ethnicity or ethnicities?