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Kendra

The Birthday Box

I learned a long time ago, that birthday’s should be a time that you put aside to celebrate you, the way you want them, not wait for others to celebrate you. Mine seemed to land at the most inconvenient time, or at least, that is what I always felt. Being in a diplomatic family, meant a lot of sacrifices, and

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Culture Shock
Kendra

A Third Culture Kid raising a One Culture Kid

I never really questioned Motherhood, I knew that it was incredibly unlikely that I would be able to carry my own child, but I always knew a child would come into my life, somehow, or that if they didn’t, I would be the dog lady. I never really thought about how I would raise a child, or that I would

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Foreign Affairs
Kendra

Diplomatic Ambassador

I still remember a colleague came back after a trip to Brussels, he was beyond excited that he went to a formal dinner party at the Ambassador’s residence. He had saved his paper name place setting. He went on about how incredible it must be to be an Ambassador, in an air that sounded like you didn’t have to work

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Foreign Affairs
Kendra

A Diplomat in wildlife

I promised a funny story from my Mother. She has no idea I am sharing this. At the beginning of covid, my son and I started to ask her a question a day about her life. Some of the stories I know really well, some I had never heard before. My Mother has a tight knit group of friends in

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Culture Shock
Kendra

Ambassador’s Daughter

I looked up, my teacher leaned down and said outright “maybe you can help me get a visa to Canada.” I sat there, stunned, unable to really understand or comprehend what she had just asked me. It was the first time I had heard the word visa used outside of needing to pay with a credit card. I was a

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Going from Diplomatic Kid to Ambassador’s Daughter

Ambassador, A title that comes along with “his excellency”,  it seems grandiose, a title that comes with weight and cache. When one says Ambassador, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds are fancy parties. But really, it is like being CEO without the high paycheck, and you are running an embassy abroad and being squeezed politically from the

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