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A "TCK" or Third Culture Kid is a person who has been shaped by multiple cultures. It is not a casual thing like living near by a family from somewhere else or being close with a foreign friends family. It's more like belonging to multiple families, and when you travel its like belonging to one massively large and overly spread tribe. There is comfort in being a stranger in a strange place, a permanent tourist. Its a privileged position and sometimes it is like living in an ivory tower, but the thing about towers is that you are painfully exposed. Exposed and party to double standards, injustice, and apathy on a scale most wouldn't believe. At a certain point you step out of your safe place wondering what to do with what you know. And in my opinion you have a duty.
Having found beauty across cultures and national boundaries, being witness to the miracle of humanity, you have a duty.
Share and educate. Enlighten and inspire. Gather and prosper.

That means we need creatives to tell stories, make art and speak out. So if you believe we see eye to eye, then help us tell your story. Reach out and we will respond
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NEWS, MUSIC & RAW CREATION from our OPEN SOURCE TCK NETWORK.

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Contributors:
Alvin 23 - (Editor/ Writer)
"I have a history and relationship with the African continent which is why I may focus on stories from and about African issues. I also want to understand my own biases and point of view while helping to expand others'. [Um,] I care deeply about environmental politics and hope my work makes a difference but I'm not the most serious person and like to enjoy the silly things in life, which I hope comes across in my writing. Beyond that, music, technology, physics, space exploration, and anything to make a positive change floats my boat. I'm a feminist, and still learning how to go about it, so if I f**k up, my bad. Basically I'm just thankful for the chance to use what I picked up in uni, for a good challenge, and to have people taking an interest in mine and my teams ongoing evolution."

October 15, 2017
Port Credit, Mississauga

John 26- (Editor/ Writer)
Hailing from Namibia, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel and live in many different parts of the world (Thailand, Myanmar, Eritrea, etc). What has always captured my interest has been societies and the environments which they inhabit. The study of people led me through a journey that touched upon sociology, politics, economics, & culture. Today I’m back to studying within the domain of politics and specifically: democracy. I want to write about not just how democracy works in contemporary society, but why it is the way it is. As I’ve quickly found, the reasons breach the sphere of politics alone and while I write for Origin Papers, I would like to cover some of these topics. I really enjoy music as well, curate a mix series, and will be sharing some great music out of the continent.


B, 24,Zambia- (Guest Writer)
"Kevin Hart spoke recently, on the Breakfast Club, about how much success stems from ones valuation of themselves. He reiterated an age old trope about how our lives are chapters, and that every now and then, when that chapter ends, there are lessons to be learned. It made me pause because I am at a crossroads in my own life. I have no idea what I want to do but I know what I am passionate about- ideas and dialogue that move conversations around, be it forward or backward. I have always had an interest in international relations, global cooperation, and post college, developed an interest in anthropology. I have a desire to work in foreign relations but the path for someone in my situation is muddy at best. A blog would be a great platform for me to showcase my perspectives on a broad spectrum of ideals and establish my voice. I do not hold the popular opinion, but one thing I am good at is parsing through the noise and the nonsense. Impartiality is a term thrown around by people who cannot hold more than two arguments in their mind at once, but me? I question my questions. I trust nothing to be certain until it makes sense… and even then I push it further."
 
Breakfast Club interview HERE

Reyhaan King, 23, Zimbabwe (Contributor/Writer)
Hi I'm Rey. Born in the glorious year of 1994 in Harare Zimbabwe. I left Zimbabwe when I was 11 years old and moved around the African Continent in places such as Nigeria, Malawi and Zambia where I attended various types of International School. I am currently in my final year pf my Bachelor in Science of Communication and Media at Erasmus University in the Netherlands where I intend to work and begin my journey around the world. I enjoy gaming, the gym and cooking great meals, a little partying never hurt too. Home is wherever my heart is, and my heart is wherever I am and i think that is the essence of being a TCK.

C. Tembo , 23, Zimbabwe (Contributor/ Writer)

 "I feel like I'm some kind of exhibit......like it's some type of rarity to be from Zimbabwe" The breathe of Zimbabwe's arid air released me at the age of 11. I was already a misfit within my local community, as I went to international schools throughout my primary education. I moved to Lesotho at 11, and Canada at 14, where I've spent my adolescent/adult years thus far. I used to think that I understood what home meant, however as a Third Culture Kid, home is defined as the place you're in at that time, with the people you love. My work speaks to that. In all my confusion around my new found, socially imposed, identity crisis I decided I would major in Human Geography. I'm a child of the world, so I wanted to learn about others living through similar experiences. I believe in equality, and I really mean that, so my minor was critical studies in sexuality. A rather than haphazard approach. I intend to expose these lenses through my contributions here.


Intro Video coming soon!!

#ThirdCulture ~ Artist Collective


Tiers
For the Homies
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Your name will be put into a draw for a fan appreciation prize.
Also this is if you like our videos/written content and just want to support. Or you want to buy us coffee. Either sentiment is appreciated :)
Story Collaboration
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Join in the creative conversation behind one of our creative works. You and the creative of your choice will discuss and build ideas, concepts, or whatever you choose to contribute, for their upcoming works.
Meet up for coffee, or exchange numbers/facebook/IG, whatever works best! 
Goals
$0 of $300 per month
When we reach $300 per month we will begin a backstage video series to show you how music is made in Toronto with some of our local aspiring artists.
$40/hr-videographer
$60- Gas/travel for the artist and train money for us
$40/hr- Audio production studio
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A "TCK" or Third Culture Kid is a person who has been shaped by multiple cultures. It is not a casual thing like living near by a family from somewhere else or being close with a foreign friends family. It's more like belonging to multiple families, and when you travel its like belonging to one massively large and overly spread tribe. There is comfort in being a stranger in a strange place, a permanent tourist. Its a privileged position and sometimes it is like living in an ivory tower, but the thing about towers is that you are painfully exposed. Exposed and party to double standards, injustice, and apathy on a scale most wouldn't believe. At a certain point you step out of your safe place wondering what to do with what you know. And in my opinion you have a duty.
Having found beauty across cultures and national boundaries, being witness to the miracle of humanity, you have a duty.
Share and educate. Enlighten and inspire. Gather and prosper.

That means we need creatives to tell stories, make art and speak out. So if you believe we see eye to eye, then help us tell your story. Reach out and we will respond
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NEWS, MUSIC & RAW CREATION from our OPEN SOURCE TCK NETWORK.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Contributors:
Alvin 23 - (Editor/ Writer)
"I have a history and relationship with the African continent which is why I may focus on stories from and about African issues. I also want to understand my own biases and point of view while helping to expand others'. [Um,] I care deeply about environmental politics and hope my work makes a difference but I'm not the most serious person and like to enjoy the silly things in life, which I hope comes across in my writing. Beyond that, music, technology, physics, space exploration, and anything to make a positive change floats my boat. I'm a feminist, and still learning how to go about it, so if I f**k up, my bad. Basically I'm just thankful for the chance to use what I picked up in uni, for a good challenge, and to have people taking an interest in mine and my teams ongoing evolution."

October 15, 2017
Port Credit, Mississauga

John 26- (Editor/ Writer)
Hailing from Namibia, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel and live in many different parts of the world (Thailand, Myanmar, Eritrea, etc). What has always captured my interest has been societies and the environments which they inhabit. The study of people led me through a journey that touched upon sociology, politics, economics, & culture. Today I’m back to studying within the domain of politics and specifically: democracy. I want to write about not just how democracy works in contemporary society, but why it is the way it is. As I’ve quickly found, the reasons breach the sphere of politics alone and while I write for Origin Papers, I would like to cover some of these topics. I really enjoy music as well, curate a mix series, and will be sharing some great music out of the continent.


B, 24,Zambia- (Guest Writer)
"Kevin Hart spoke recently, on the Breakfast Club, about how much success stems from ones valuation of themselves. He reiterated an age old trope about how our lives are chapters, and that every now and then, when that chapter ends, there are lessons to be learned. It made me pause because I am at a crossroads in my own life. I have no idea what I want to do but I know what I am passionate about- ideas and dialogue that move conversations around, be it forward or backward. I have always had an interest in international relations, global cooperation, and post college, developed an interest in anthropology. I have a desire to work in foreign relations but the path for someone in my situation is muddy at best. A blog would be a great platform for me to showcase my perspectives on a broad spectrum of ideals and establish my voice. I do not hold the popular opinion, but one thing I am good at is parsing through the noise and the nonsense. Impartiality is a term thrown around by people who cannot hold more than two arguments in their mind at once, but me? I question my questions. I trust nothing to be certain until it makes sense… and even then I push it further."
 
Breakfast Club interview HERE

Reyhaan King, 23, Zimbabwe (Contributor/Writer)
Hi I'm Rey. Born in the glorious year of 1994 in Harare Zimbabwe. I left Zimbabwe when I was 11 years old and moved around the African Continent in places such as Nigeria, Malawi and Zambia where I attended various types of International School. I am currently in my final year pf my Bachelor in Science of Communication and Media at Erasmus University in the Netherlands where I intend to work and begin my journey around the world. I enjoy gaming, the gym and cooking great meals, a little partying never hurt too. Home is wherever my heart is, and my heart is wherever I am and i think that is the essence of being a TCK.

C. Tembo , 23, Zimbabwe (Contributor/ Writer)

 "I feel like I'm some kind of exhibit......like it's some type of rarity to be from Zimbabwe" The breathe of Zimbabwe's arid air released me at the age of 11. I was already a misfit within my local community, as I went to international schools throughout my primary education. I moved to Lesotho at 11, and Canada at 14, where I've spent my adolescent/adult years thus far. I used to think that I understood what home meant, however as a Third Culture Kid, home is defined as the place you're in at that time, with the people you love. My work speaks to that. In all my confusion around my new found, socially imposed, identity crisis I decided I would major in Human Geography. I'm a child of the world, so I wanted to learn about others living through similar experiences. I believe in equality, and I really mean that, so my minor was critical studies in sexuality. A rather than haphazard approach. I intend to expose these lenses through my contributions here.


Intro Video coming soon!!

#ThirdCulture ~ Artist Collective


Recent posts by Origin Papers

Tiers
For the Homies
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Your name will be put into a draw for a fan appreciation prize.
Also this is if you like our videos/written content and just want to support. Or you want to buy us coffee. Either sentiment is appreciated :)
Story Collaboration
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Join in the creative conversation behind one of our creative works. You and the creative of your choice will discuss and build ideas, concepts, or whatever you choose to contribute, for their upcoming works.
Meet up for coffee, or exchange numbers/facebook/IG, whatever works best!