Last Friday my post-office box was not empty, as is usually the case, but stuffed full of my very first copy of Among Worlds Magazine – and I was so excited! That evening, as my kind husband put the kids to bed, I soaked up its contents. Today I have decided to write a review (of sorts).

Among Worlds is a magazine for adult Third Culture Kids, written by adult Third Culture Kids. The copy I received is for December 2008. This issue has eleven feature articles. Stories of real-life TCKs abound. In ‘TCKs of Note‘, Apple Gidley writes about eight talented TCK musicians. Dorothy Alston Calley, M.A. writes about the man behind TIME magazine, Henry R. Luce – also a TCK. Deb Kartheiser interviewed Astronaut Shannon Lucid, who, in 1996, set the U.S. single mission space flight endurance record on Russia’s Space Station Mir. Yes, Shannon is also a TCK. And then there is a tribute to the late Norma McCaig, founder of Global Nomads International, by her friend and fellow ATCK, Ruth Van E. Reken.

But that’s not all. John Paul Kilmer’sBeing‘ strikes a chord with me – like him, I want my ‘doing’ to flow out of my ‘being’, but often find it’s the other way around. Lyn Anderson’sGifts from the Heart‘ looks at what goes on behind gift giving and receiving – for me, a struggle with every new culture and context. Kent Hori writes about TCK friends in ‘Friends are Friends Forever‘ (the title is from Michael W. Smith’s song of the same name). Lisa McKay’s article ‘The Chicken or the Egg‘, is a light-hearted look at the art of living together. And ‘At Home in the World‘ by Cynthia Shigo contains great advice for parents of TCKs.

I’ve left my two favourites to last. ‘Living Authentically‘ by Kathleen F. Rubin, M.A, is about the common TCK struggle, to find out how all the authentic pieces of one fits into whatever context one is currently in. ‘Finding Healing within Your Being‘ is by Miyon Kim, who is a regular contributor on With her characteristic gentle wisdom, she talks of her own journey towards healing.

The verdict? Worth subscribing to if you are a TCK/ATCK, or are a parent of one. To do so, visit Interaction International, who publish Among Worlds.

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