Where are you from? What does it mean to be “from” somewhere… does that refer to your heritage, your legal status, where you spend your time, or your heart? This is a wonderful talk by writer Pico Iyer.
- Where is Home? (mllecocoschannel.com)
- Pico Iyer: Where is home? (cyphteo.wordpress.com)
- Standing Still – Pico Iyer (becomingtabitha.com)
As I post this, closing arguments are underway in the George Zimmerman trial, a case that is wrapped in issues of identity, stereotyping, perceptions, justice, and race. As we examine Trayvon’s death and George’s trial (and all the related media and framing), this piece, written shortly after Trayvon’s death by my friend Andy Johnson, provides an opportunity for reflection.
Kathryn, from the age of two, insisted that she was a boy. Now he’s Tyler.
Living outside your own culture provides many benefits and learning opportunities, but also some challenges when you return home. This BBC article describes the challenges and makes some good suggestions for coping with them.
This post was written by my former student, Lisa Zenno. She describes her experience living in many countries as she grew up and how this influences her today!