Hello! My name is Taylor.
Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by. I’m a 17-year-old Third Culture Kid and writer. I write about the humor and hardships of cultural transition, life on the mission field, and TCK issues. I’m the author of Hidden in My Heart: A TCK’s Journey Through Cultural Transition.
Taylor the TCK
My family and I moved to Hiroshima, Japan as missionaries eight years ago, when I was nine-years-old. I never knew what a TCK was until I became one.
My difficult transition to Japan was a catalyst for my book, Hidden in My Heart: A TCK’s Journey Through Cultural Transition. I wrote this collection of prayers to God during a visit to the US when I was thirteen. Only after my mom read my prayers did I consider the possibility of publishing them. My prayers are honest and raw, but they describe the emotions many TCKs feel during transition.
Taylor the Writer
I told my mom I wanted to be a writer when I was three-years-old. Fast-forward fourteen years, my dream hasn’t changed. (This could mean I’m either super committed or super boring. Probably both.)
When I was sixteen-years-old, I applied for a writing residency for the annual conference, Families in Global Transition. In exchange for an eight week mentoring process with the expat editor Jo Parfitt, I was required to attend FIGT to cover sessions and then write articles about them. My mom told me I could apply for the experience of “applying.” I NEVER thought I would be accepted. Much to my shock, I was! The experience was a wonderful opportunity for learning and growth. My blog was an outcome of the project. I’ve been writing constantly since then for expat and TCK-focused, print and online magazines.
Taylor the Twin
I have four sisters—one is my twin and our three younger sisters are adopted. I love writing about our shared experiences overseas. We each perceive transition in unique ways and process our emotions differently.
This blog is for TCKs…
Their families, friends, and those who want to better understand TCKs. Please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!