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The Expat's Portable Identity

May 28, 2024 Doreen Cumberford
The Expat's Portable Identity
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Nomadic Diaries
The Expat's Portable Identity
May 28, 2024
Doreen Cumberford

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Welcome to Michael Sullivan's episode on Nomadic Diaries called The Expat's Portable Identity.  Michael is currently a Goodwill Ambassador with the US Department of State in Turkey and is currently penning a book titled "Building Bridges: Can We Love and Relate in a Polarized World."

Michael shares his rich experiences and the nuanced challenges faced by his wife and children by virtue of their relationship and biculturalism. 

⚡Building Bridges Across the Great Divide⚡

In this episode, we tackled one of the biggest challenges facing humans today. 

Here are the big takeaways:

The Role of Expats in Their Children’s Lives:
Michael underscores the importance of active involvement in the educational and social activities of our children to help them navigate the complexities of growing up between cultures.

Bicultural Challenges:
Insights into the personal challenges faced by Michael’s family, highlighting the tug-of-war between maintaining one’s cultural identity and assimilating into a new environment while constantly building love and connection.

Societal Expectations and Labels: 
The necessity of developing empathy and understanding in today's divided world and how it looks so different from generation to generation came up.   

Expat Challenges and Inspirations:
Michael talks about the bravery needed to live abroad and what motivates individuals to take this significant step, which we can all relate to as each of us has taken a bold step in the direction of living a different lifestyle called overseas.

Connect with Michael at any of the links below:

https://sullyworks.com/
https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whereareyoufrom
https://linktr.ee/sullyworks 

Please subscribe, follow, share as we bring you more thought-provoking, perception-shifting, life-changing content on the subject of international lifestyles - across all platforms!

Let us know how you're applying these bridge-building insights to create more love, connection, and unity in your world. 

Don’t forget to subscribe and write a review if you've enjoyed the episode and want to hear more engaging stories and interviews like this one.



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Let us hear from you? What would you love to hear on Nomadic Diaries? You can text me hear, make your voice heard!

Welcome to Michael Sullivan's episode on Nomadic Diaries called The Expat's Portable Identity.  Michael is currently a Goodwill Ambassador with the US Department of State in Turkey and is currently penning a book titled "Building Bridges: Can We Love and Relate in a Polarized World."

Michael shares his rich experiences and the nuanced challenges faced by his wife and children by virtue of their relationship and biculturalism. 

⚡Building Bridges Across the Great Divide⚡

In this episode, we tackled one of the biggest challenges facing humans today. 

Here are the big takeaways:

The Role of Expats in Their Children’s Lives:
Michael underscores the importance of active involvement in the educational and social activities of our children to help them navigate the complexities of growing up between cultures.

Bicultural Challenges:
Insights into the personal challenges faced by Michael’s family, highlighting the tug-of-war between maintaining one’s cultural identity and assimilating into a new environment while constantly building love and connection.

Societal Expectations and Labels: 
The necessity of developing empathy and understanding in today's divided world and how it looks so different from generation to generation came up.   

Expat Challenges and Inspirations:
Michael talks about the bravery needed to live abroad and what motivates individuals to take this significant step, which we can all relate to as each of us has taken a bold step in the direction of living a different lifestyle called overseas.

Connect with Michael at any of the links below:

https://sullyworks.com/
https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whereareyoufrom
https://linktr.ee/sullyworks 

Please subscribe, follow, share as we bring you more thought-provoking, perception-shifting, life-changing content on the subject of international lifestyles - across all platforms!

Let us know how you're applying these bridge-building insights to create more love, connection, and unity in your world. 

Don’t forget to subscribe and write a review if you've enjoyed the episode and want to hear more engaging stories and interviews like this one.



Support the Show.

Where stories might wander but purpose finds a home!!!