Hello, mum I come from Mars

“Living in Europe has strengthened my identity as a person of colour, and living in England as a French person. I remember calling my mum one night completely distraught ‘’ mum, I got It, I come from Mars’’


The making of a third culture kid part 2 (EN)

I won’t deny it, Victor’s aptitude for languages impressed me quite a lot, even more when we realise that it has been the fruit of a meticulous work ‘’ At home, we used to talk different languages at the same time when having dinner ‘’

The Making of a third culture kid part 1 (EN)

Soon the baby swan accepts the judgment of his community and runs away. Not until much later does he see himself differently. He finally meets other swans and realizes they reflects his own image in a beautiful way. At last this little ugly duckling understands both his personal identity in being a swan and that he does, in fact, belong to a community..’’
Often interpreted as the implicit confession of an artist who couldn’t find his place in the society of his time, this tale is a good representation of the society we are living in, centred on conformism. All the issues encountered by this duckling (who actually isn’t one) is a wink to the notion of belonging

The making of a third culture kid Part 1 (FR)

Un jour, cependant, ébloui par la beauté des cygnes, le vilain petit canard décide d’aller vers eux. Les cygnes ne le chassent pas et bien au contraire l’accueillent comme l’un des leurs. Et pour cause… Le vilain petit canard a grandi et s’est métamorphosé en un magnifique cygne blanc…’’
Perçu parfois comme le témoignage à demi formulé d’un artiste qui peinait à se retrouver dans la société de son temps, ce conte est une bonne représentation de la société dans laquelle nous vivons, axée sur le conformisme. La problématique rencontrée par ce petit canard (qui en fait n’en est pas un) est un petit clin d’œil sur la notion d’appartenance