Nationhood & Belonging — A Third Culture Perspective

“Ash, you’re brave…I don’t know how I could do that”

No, I’m not. Millions of people around the world do this.

A landed immigrant who becomes a naturalized citizen. When most Canadians hear that, there is a warmth in the response — regardless of how politicized a topic immigration can get. It can be disarming, especially when the initial impression leads to a “wow, you didn’t grow up here?”. In my last article, I mentioned that I was lucky to grow up in places like Dubai, Singapore & Toronto (where I’ve spent most