Author: Alayna Carlock


The TCK Tree of Thankfulness

As Thanksgiving approaches, the times that people take to be still and be thankful seem more frequent. There are constant reminders about how important appreciation for the little things is. When people gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, they will typically be asked, “What are you thankful for?” This […]


Types of TCKs

“So, here you are. / too foreign for home, / too foreign for here. / never enough for both” (Umebinyuo 171).  In her poem “Diaspora Blues,” Nigerian poet Ijeoma Umebinyuo brings to light the feelings of third-culture-kids in just four lines. They are between worlds and unsure of how to […]


The Power of Adaptability

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  Throughout their lives, each person must learn to take the good with the bad. In many ways, Charles Dickens’ ever-so-famous opening line accurately describes the characteristics and trials of one’s life, more specifically the life of a third […]

Meet the Staff

Meet Elizabeth Palacios: PR Photographer

Meet Elizabeth Palacios, one of clay’s PR photographers for this year! Elizabeth is a 16-year-old, introverted, photography-loving girl from California. As our PR photographer, she is looking forward to shooting and submitting her photography work to the clay PR team. She is excited to share her photos with a wider […]