I lived two years in Belgium, when I was very very small. I lived eight years in Germany after that… Then I moved to France, it’s been nine years that I live here. It was extremely difficult at the beginning…. I arrived to a new city, I knew neither people nor places. I did not want to go out…. In addition, there was the stress because of the school….
Do you feel yourself German? French?
Do you feel a social distance when you are in France because of your German roots?
Yes, I do not really feel at home in any country. I am considered German in France and French in Germany. I am welcomed, but there is a distinction 😉
If I say “multicoolty” what comes to mind?
I actually imagine a flag just like the gay pride flag with lots of colours 😉 lots of different visions, different customs, different ideals. Multicoolty is one word: it is a kind of proof that we can be all together beyond our differences…
Interview by Clémence
Read the full interview in French here.