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Why I’m moving to Egypt: identity, racism, and being mixed-race

I was 18 when I legally applied to change my name. I was born ‘Somayah Feisal,’ daughter of a Dutch mother and an Egyptian father. They divorced when I was very young. I don’t remember much from the time they were together, apart from two fights that occurred in the Netherlands, and that one timeContinue reading “Why I’m moving to Egypt: identity, racism, and being mixed-race”

All the Canadian(ish) things I’ll miss (and definitely won’t miss)

Dear Canada. I have been inside you for over a year now. Your winters suck. Your summers are the best. You’ve inspired me as an artist. You’ve made me a nicer person. You’ve brainwashed me into saying “eh?” all the time… It’s been fun. Before I remove myself from you, I just wanted to endContinue reading “All the Canadian(ish) things I’ll miss (and definitely won’t miss)”

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