As someone of latin-american heritage living in Paris, I often get asked the following question :
C'est quoi tes origines?
Which roughly translates to: But where are you really from?
This is often followed by questions about why I speak French despite being American.
As a product of mixed cultures, I often wonder how others deal with such questions, and whether the awkwardness of identity in a globalized world is universal.
What happens when you're torn between two cultures? When you aren’t considered one or the other? Do you pick? Or do you choose a new identity? An in-between of sorts?
In this episode (1/2), we explore what it's like to be a third-culture kid in Scandinavia.
Featuring: Elizabeth Løwe Hunter, Miranda Rydqvist, Elianna Hansen
Special Thanks to Lucie Camara for these interviews. Lucie is also co-host and co-producer of a podcast called ToneDeaf (available on Itunes), which tackles issues of identity and politics in Sweden and around the world.
Music: Manisero in Potemkin by Gnawledge