Jessica is a TCK adult and felt a strong connection to Culturs Magazine as soon as she saw it. Her first thought was “I didn’t know so many people could relate to me, I feel like I could contribute to this!” Growing up, she went to school in America for her most developing years. But during those years, she spent months each summer living in Japan. With a mother who was born and raised in Japan and a father who grew up in America, she didn’t realize her cultural identity was different from her peers until her later teen years. Jessica also lived and studied in Australia in her later teen years, forming strong emotional ties with the country. After moving back to America, she found a strong desire to travel and experience different cultures. Other than returning to her two host countries, university made it hard to travel the world. But the desire and the memories of her host countries still persist.