An Open Letter to Elise Chapman – Bendigo Councillor

Sunday, 29-Jun-14


Ignorance does not equal blamelessness. There’s still a law in Australia against inciting hatred.

Originally posted on Muslims In Australia Since the 1600s:

open letter

Dear Ms. Chapman,

I was greatly disturbed by your comments as quoted in The Age on June 20, 2014:

  1.  “Every day in the media there are cases of people being raped by Muslims … and there is no doubt a mosque would see more Muslims move to Bendigo.”
  2.  “Islam is not a race though and I am not racist.”

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What It’s Like To Be A Third Culture Kid

Thursday, 12-Jun-14


TCKs, baby – how an Australian who grew up in 4 different countries can have more in common with a half-Vietnamese, half-Canadian who spent HIS childhood in 4 completely different countries, than with peers from “their” country.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

You were raised in a different country than your parents. You have several nationalities by blood and another by birth. You have more than one passport and you identify with multiple cultures. You speak in numerous languages and you know phrases in many more. You’re a third culture kid, a global nomad, and a citizen of the world.

You were born into the culture of travel and you flew before you could walk. You know your way around airports like the back of your hand and you’ve seen more places than most adults have in their lifetime. You’ve been exposed to both poverty and extreme wealth and you’ve learned to appreciate what you have.

Your friends also have ownership in multiple cultures and are from countries unheard of by many. Your mind is open to different religious and political views and you’re culturally adept. You know how to adapt because…

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