I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of being different, being an ‘Other’. This is mostly because I have always felt that way. Being of mixed ethnicity and growing up in different countries always made me feel like an outsider. Inevitably, like most ‘outsiders’, I struggled with this – a sense of fitting in.*
The older I got, however, the more I realized that everyone has something that makes them feel unique – whether it’s their ethnicity, their accent, their body type, their gender, their gender identity, their weight, their hair color, a diagnosis of some kind…
It’s talking about these things – and celebrating difference – that has helped me grow into the person I am now. Because, while I often felt plagued with self-doubt, being different has also helped me be more open-minded, flexible and curious.
I have created this blog to celebrate difference. I’m a writer, and my passion is collecting stories. So, since I’m curious, I’d like to hear stories about people who have felt different – and have learned how to celebrate it.
If you’d like to be a part of the The Other Blog, please get in touch.
* For more on this, please read my first blog post.