Rootless AND proud
Hi, where are you from? Where is your home? What's your favourite country?
If you have trouble answering these questions, then this book is the one for you. I am Annabella and I am a Third Culture Kid. I am an American born Indonesian Chinese. I have lived in America, China, Singapore and Indonesia. For my whole life, I have moved around a lot and because of this, I struggle to answer the 3 basic questions that most people can answer. I grew up outside of my home culture and my parents' culture so I have been exposed to all kinds of culture from around the world. However, there are challenges that I face in daily life. I have been through culture shock, losing friends, having to recreate my whole life and identity and above all, anxiety and depression. I began to wonder, Who am I? Am I American? Chinese? Singaporean? Indonesian? Most importantly, Where do I belong? And Where is home?