“I am in between. Trying to write to be understood by those who matter to me, yet also trying to push my mind with ideas beyond the everyday. It is another borderland I inhabit. Not quite here nor there. On good days I feel I am a bridge. On bad days I just feel alone.”


 Sergio Troncoso, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays

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Expat life and mixed-race marriage

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My mother sat me down at the table, “I think you’re old enough now to understand… your father’s not well”

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My husband says I attract weirdos - he's too hard on himself.
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You mine your childhood in a rich, non-victim way. I admire that, and I admire your skill.”

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I’ve mentally written and re-written the start of this post a thousand times over but when it came to putting it on the page I always lost my nerve. It never sounded right…

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Expats Are Born Not Made. Discuss

When life doesn’t promise anything except possibility it seems a shame to turn your back on such a generous gift.

Marrying into a different culture – The clash of East and West

Let’s just say my husband’s decision to marry a ‘ghori’ wasn’t a cause for celebration among his relatives.
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The Good, The Bad & The Hungry

I’ve always loved ramadan, loved the way it brings families together. It ties you to one another and a common goal.

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

My teens saw the start of overwhelming, unshakeable mood swings that would colour the rest of my life.
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