We would like to invite you to a project, of which main goal is to bring together as many fantastic women as possible and share our stories. Strong women of different origins, who somehow are linked with Belgium (through their nationality, relationships, residence or work, anything…) Our dream is to collect all the stories and publish them in a book, together with a beautiful portrait of each woman. Why? We believe that in the world of today, we all are confronted with other cultures. Sometimes we clash, sometimes the confrontation is funny, and sometimes there are misunderstandings. Yet other cultures enrich us and make us come to new insights. In this way we learn from each other and integrate these experiences and elements into who we are.
So, what we would like to offer to you and what we would like to receive in return? – We would like to get an idea how you are influenced by (an) other culture(s). Do you have a funny anecdote, a misunderstanding or a difficult cultural experience? What cultural experience do you want to share, because you learned something from it? How did you change this? How did you grow through this? If you feel inspired, please send a short text by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us also a little bit about yourself – your roots, your Belgian-international link. (If you prefer – you can write to us in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Japanese, …)
We will contact you to have an (informal) talk and make an appointment for a photo. You can also find our project on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/52815… We have a big dream of collecting hundreds of stories. Please feel free to share this letter with any woman, which could be interested. Hope to hear from you soon.
Narrator: Paulina Januzewska
Interviews / Production: Yüksel Çilingir