About Us

A platform for the culturally ambiguous

“A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture. The third culture kid builds relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any.”

This is a quote by Ruth Van Reken, who did extensive research on the ‘third culture’ phenomenon. She is a third culture individual herself; She is a citizen of the USA, but was raised in Nigeria. In this interconnected world, for more and more people ‘nationality’ is but a word. This is an age where cultural boundaries are dissolving, where identity is no longer defined by nationality.

THIRD CULTURE is an organization that serves as a platform for third culture individuals, supporting efforts in film, theatre, fashion, and writing. Here on the THIRD CULTURE online magazine, we share stories of diversity, identity, and belonging, and bring you the latest discussions on cross-cultural issues.

Harry Oram

Harry Oram

Founder and Director

Harry is an English-Filipino halfie, born in Hong Kong. He is passionate about acting and fitness.

Harry Oram

Founder and Director

Laura Layfield

Laura Layfield

Head Graphic Designer

Laura is an English-Filipina halfie, born in Hong Kong. She loves drawing and dancing. Keep an eye out for Lol

Laura Layfield

Head Graphic Designer

Francine Zauner

Francine Zauner

Senior Writer

Francine lives between Hong Kong and Bali. She is the development director for Bali sharks. Extremely passio

Francine Zauner

Senior Writer

Ty Mattheson

Ty Mattheson

Writer

Ty is a Third Culture Kid who has lived in Europe, the US and Australiasia. "Home is where the dog is".

Ty Mattheson

Writer

Arthur Miller Draper

Arthur Miller Draper

Writer

He is a pilgrim on a journey through life's wonders.

Arthur Miller Draper

Writer

Helen Bannigan

Helen Bannigan

Writer

My Dad was a passionate Europhile who died when I was just out of my teens. I was devastated as we were very c

Helen Bannigan

Writer

Tiffany Ng

Tiffany Ng

Writer

Tiffany is our youngest member. As a student at Chinese International School in Hong Kong, she is involved in

Tiffany Ng

Writer

Karis Tao

Karis Tao

Graphic Designer

A student at Chinese International School, Karis is a photographer and designer.

Karis Tao

Graphic Designer

Rebecca Leung

Rebecca Leung

Host/Writer

Rebecca is a British/Chinese actor and writer. She has values performing, creating and raw authenticity.

Rebecca Leung

Host/Writer


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