The Worlds Within

Book Cover: The Worlds Within
Editions:Paperback: £ 10.00 GBP
ISBN: 9781909193741
Pages: 172
Kindle: £ 5.99 GBPePub: £ 5.99 GBP
ISBN: 9781909193758

The Worlds Within: An Anthology of TCK Art and Writing – Young, Global and Between Cultures

Eva László-Herbert and Jo Parfitt (editors)

Your mother is Swiss, your father is from the Philippines and you have so far lived in five countries, none of them your passport country. Who are you? Where are you from? Where is home? And what did you eat for breakfast?

If you are a friend, this book will guide you. If you are a teacher, it will enlighten you. If you are a parent, it will spell it out for you and if you are an employer, it will convince you. Here they are, the cultural chameleons, the young global nomads, the TCKs – Third Culture Kids – from around the world, telling you their story.

They gave us their words and art, so that finally there is a book BY them and not ABOUT them.

Reviews:Ryan Haynes, High School Counselor, International School Bangkok wrote:

A much needed book! Gives children/adolescents a voice regarding their TCK experience, very touching, very poignant.

Myra Dumapias, MSW, CEO of TCKid, Building Cross Cultural Bridges wrote:

To read this anthology is to reverberate our stories as a growing tribe. We echo one another. These youths’ stories are mine, yours, ours.

Ellen Mahoney, Founder & CEO, Sea Change Mentoring wrote:

This poignant collection may make you laugh, may make you cry and, if you pay close enough attention, will provide you with deep insight into what it feels like to be a third culture kid.

Douglas W. Ota, author of Safe Passage wrote:

Just as Lennart Nilsson's spectacular photographs of developing embryos revolutionized our view of human life, so too will The Worlds Within shed light on the development of the TCK personality, from toddler to adult, and all from within the fluid of the TCK's own experience. A fascinating read.

Author: Jo Parfitt

I have run my own business since I was 25, largely because I am a serial entrepreneur and cannot survive without the variety provided by being self-employed. After 10 years living and working abroad, we returned to England in 1997 and Summertime Publishing was born. In 2005 we moved to The Hague, then to Malaysia in 2014 and now back in the Netherlands. I have developed a business based on writing, publishing, mentoring and teaching what I know. I know how to write, how to publish, how to run a business despite international moves, how to network and how to live abroad. I find countless opportunities to change lives through my writing, teaching, speaking and mentoring and love nothing more than to 'share what I know to help others to grow'.