The Global Multicultural Magazine
WHY IS THE “E” MISSING IN OUR NAME?
The missing “e” in Culturs represents the often-hidden diversities of Culturs’ audience. Our content sits at the intersection of social justice, geographic mobility and people of color. The publication was founded to amplify voices of these underserved populations.
In the 21st century, assessing someone’s background from outward appearance isn’t enough — hidden diversity means people increasingly bring more to the table than meets the eye. Whether through travel, nationality, race or ethnicity, many of us straddle culture in one way or another.
CULTURS global multicultural magazine intends to celebrate the unique perspectives of such people. Global Nomads, Third Culture Kids, and racially blended and culturally blended people can read lifestyle articles and research from their point of view. One that shows a new-world order — a new normal that affects not only our lives, but the lives of those around us.
CULTURS has partnered and featured with the Department of Journalism at Colorado State University, including original content published by students in Class Workshop “Mobilizing Global Culture,” along with articles by celebrated experts from around the globe. The workshop later was designated an official class: Media and Global Culture Identity, taught at Colorado State until 2022.
In 2014, Cultursmag.com represents the first stage of impending launch of the Institute for Global Culture Research proposed to be housed in the Journalism Department of Colorado State University in 2016.
CULTURS includes LIFESTYLE topics of interest to these culturally mobile populations, highlighting items that affect or topics that include members of this population.
Global Nomads, Third Culture Kids, and racially blended and culturally blended people can read lifestyle articles and research from their point of view. One that shows a new-world order — a new normal that affects not only our lives, but the lives of those around us.
We embrace in-between identity: Because everyone should feel like they matter.
Meet Our Team
Culturs Magazine has over 100 contributors from around the World. Meet some of our core Team, whose work is in every issue.
JOHN LIANG is an Adult Third Culture Kid who grew up in Guatemala, Costa Rica, the United States, Morocco and Egypt before graduating high school. He has a bachelor’s degree in languages from Georgetown University and a master’s in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Liang has covered the U.S. military for two decades as a writer and editor for InsideDefense.com, and is also managing editor of Culturs Magazine. He lives in Arlington, Va., U.S.A.
Diana Vega is a Third Culture Adult. Born in Mexico and passionate about design, they studied architecture and started a small business after college. Interested in entrepreneurship, Vega moved to Colorado, U.S.A. to earn an MBA at Colorado State University. Now repatriated to Mexico, they are a graphic designer and illustrator for Culturs Magazine.
Tammy Mathews is Culturs Managing editor and a native of Chicago, Ill., who long worked as an editor for the Chicago Sun-Times. Matthews is now doctoral student at the University of Colorado in the College of Media, Communication and Information who seeks to unite her passions — sports, media, languages and gender issues — as she studies historical and contemporary representations of transgender athletes worldwide.
Culturs VP of University Partnerships
Tom Milligan is an adult Military B.R.A.T. who grew up in multiple places around the United States as well as an overseas assignment in Panama. He is an expert in communications and marketing as well as building diverse, creative teams that deliver results. Milligan has written scripts and produced documentaries for PBS, created innovative and highly successful product launches, is a beer judge for a leading national competition (U.S. Open Beer Championships) and has even written lyrics and helped produce a five-song EP with one of the top indie rock bands in Denver, Colo., U.S.A.
PAULETTE BETHEL, PHD is a career U.S. Air Force officer, trauma recovery coach, global transition expert and a mother to Third Culture Kids. Culturally and racially blended, Dr. Bethel is our expert on the importance of transition and its effect on relationships. She is CEO and Founder of Discoveries Coaching & Consulting.
Romita Bulchandani, a.k.a. Glitter Explorer, is a former Fortune 200 leader turned Spiritual Life Coach. She leans in on her 15+ years of leadership experience for Fortune 200 companies like The Walt Disney Company and Marriott International. She left the corporate space to conquer her own mental health. She has been traveling (28+ countries) worldwide, exploring mental health from various perspectives. Inspired by her travels, Bulchandani founded Glitter For The Soul to help depleted humans reconnect and master their souls so they can build wealth and change the world.
Third Culture Kid Expert Myra Dumapias is the Chief Executive Officer of TCKidNOW, which has been featured on the BBC, ABC News, The Telegraph, the U.S. Department of Defense and Education Week and helped thousands discover their TCK identity and find a sense of belonging long before mention of the term on social media. TCKidNow provides trauma-informed educational outreach about the lifetime impact of a transnational upbringing. While acknowledging the role healing plays in helping TCKs recognize and develop their skills, TCKidNOW fosters connections that help TCKs find a sense of belonging and give back to the world they grew up in. Dumapias holds a Bachelor’s in English and World Literature and a Master’s in Social Work.
Hayden Greene is a pop culture columnist and director of multicultural affairs and student development at Manhattan College in New York City, U.S.A. Known as Brooklyn’s favorite polymath, he is a prize-winning fine art photographer, voice over talent and Trinidadian from the U.K.
Andrea Bazoin (say “Bah-Zwah”) is a human resilience activator, which means she works with individuals and teams to identify and dismantle the practical and personal barriers that keep them from thriving in our ever-accelerating future. Her family ties span the globe and include the U.S., Chile, Argentina, Australia, and France. She currently lives in Colorado, U.S.A. with her French husband and culturally fluid son. Learn more at www.andreabazoin.com.
Antoinette Lee Toscano is an Adult Cross-Culture Kid and Third Culture Adult with family having ancestry from both India and Jamaica. A United States Army veteran and former IT corporate executive, she considers herself a writer, transformational speaker and blogger. For Culturs, she focuses on stories surrounding creating your biggest and happiest life possible. Toscano supports the local veteran community by volunteering as the marketing coordinator for the veteran’s recreational sports organization Team River Runner and Co-founder of Diversify Whitewater.
Shanthi Yogini, leads the movement “Don’t DO YogaH, LIVE YogaH!” to ensure that ancient YogaH (Yoga) is not portrayed as a fitness exercise. As a Yoga-Master, she teaches YogaH as a way-of-life through eight steps to mind-mastery. Her two-Minute practices intend to bring instant transformation. A former software engineer, Yogini comes from a lineage of Yoga Masters. Her students learn YogaH in its authentic, pristine and purest form, in-person and online. She trains Yoga teachers as leaders, NOT as Yoga instructors. The two-time international best-selling author and speaker offers eye-opening presentations of YogaH as a solution for ALL life problems. A free download of BOOK ONE of her series “Happiness: The Key to Success — Twelve Meditation Steps to Uncover Your Joy, Healing and Success” is available at YogaforHappiness.com.