Rachel Hicks is a second-generation TCK raising third-generation TCKs. She was born in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent the bookends of her childhood in India, with moves to Pakistan, Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Hong Kong in between. She married her college sweetheart and managed to live in one place for seven whole years (Phoenix, Arizona) before moving as a family with two young children to Chengdu, China, where they lived for another seven years. They repatriated to the U.S. in 2013 and now live in Baltimore, Maryland.
Rachel’s poetry and fiction have appeared in The Briar Cliff Review, Baltimore Review, Relief, St. Katherine Review, Off the Coast, Gulf Stream, and other journals. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the 2019 Briar Cliff Review Fiction Prize winner. She is the editor of Among Worlds magazine (for adult TCKs) and an associate editor at Del Sol Press. She works as a freelance copyeditor. Her career has included teaching (high school English and homeschool) and volunteering with an international relief and development agency. She uses her writing to explore themes of loss, exile, worldviews, their consequences, and bearing witness to human dignity.
To see samples of Rachel’s writing and published work and information about her copyediting services, visit rachelehicks.com.
Among Worlds magazine and submission details: https://interactionintl.org/publications/among-worlds-magazine/ (submission deadline for Dec. issue on the theme of RISK is October 30, but will accept pieces a few days beyond that date)
Resources for TCKs and globally mobile families:
Interaction International — Services to TCKs, globally mobile families, and people who work with or care for TCKs (counselors, educators, etc.): https://www.interactionintl.org.
TCK Training — Services to TCKs, globally mobile families, and more: https://www.tcktraining.com (especially check out their Resources section)
Daraja — TCK organization founded by Michael Pollock (whose father, Dave Pollock, co-wrote the TCK “Bible” Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds): https://www.darajatck.org; Daraja offers coaching, consulting, and events for TCKs at any stage of life