On being bi-cultural

Our friend Cindy is one of those rare fully bilingual and fully bi-cultural people. She writes about her experience here: “While most people applaud my chameleon like ability to blend into the culture/language of the group I am with, what they don’t see is a pathetic, desperate longing to be “one of them”.

Along with the privilege of being bilingual comes choices in all areas of life… At the beginning of my marriage I would sleep-talk in Chinese because that part of who I was stowed away in my subconscious while I dated and married my American husband… The further along I go in my life journey as a third culture person, the more I am able to integrate these different parts of myself into a whole person…”

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