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?

Both.

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.


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