Brighton Bathing Boxes, Australia

Who am I?
Where do I come from? 
What’s my background?

Dad was born in Angola, then lived in Portugal and France.
Mum was born in Portugal and lived in France.
I was born in France but I live in Australia.

I remember struggling with my identity growing up. My cultural background is definitely Portuguese as well as my values, my education, my personality or simply the way I look. But for my family in Portugal I’ve always been “the French one”.  Growing up in France, I’ve never felt really connected to my country or my peers to be completely honest.

Truth is the only place that feels like home is Australia. And I’m not Australian, and I wasn’t born here. But I feel connected to this land on a very deep and personal level.

Moving to Australia also made me realise that there is actually a French part of me, which I’m really proud of. I feel very connected to the French expat community here. 

For me, I’m as Portuguese as I’m French as I’m Australian. I consider myself being all three of them, regardless of my birth place or what my passport says about me. 

🇵🇹 🇫🇷 🇦🇺 – WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? – 🌎 🌍 🌏

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