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Have you ever found yourself questioning your sense of identity or place in the world? Well, you're not alone! In this space, we will explore questions of belonging, and navigate the space of living in-between countries, cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. Through open conversations with people from all walks-of-life, we will share personal stories about growing up in numerous countries, amongst different faiths, speaking multiple languages, and integrating into new and diverse cultures. Join me, your host, Beatriz Nour, as I navigate the delicate dynamics of in-betweenish.

Have you ever found yourself questioning your sense of identity or place in the world? Well, you're not alone! In this space, we will explore questions of belonging, and navigate the space of living in-between countries, cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. Through open conversations with people from all walks-of-life, we will share personal stories about growing up in numerous countries, amongst different faiths, speaking multiple languages, and integrating into new and diverse cultures. Join me, your host, Beatriz Nour, as I navigate the delicate dynamics of in-betweenish.

Location:

United Arab Emirates

Description:

Have you ever found yourself questioning your sense of identity or place in the world? Well, you're not alone! In this space, we will explore questions of belonging, and navigate the space of living in-between countries, cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. Through open conversations with people from all walks-of-life, we will share personal stories about growing up in numerous countries, amongst different faiths, speaking multiple languages, and integrating into new and diverse cultures. Join me, your host, Beatriz Nour, as I navigate the delicate dynamics of in-betweenish.

Language:

English


Episodes

💭 reflections on: identity crisis

6/23/2022
Identity Crisis is a term that gets thrown around quite a bit nowadays. In this minisode, I attempt to understand, from a psychological perspective, what an identity crisis really is. In doing so, we also explore what identity is comprised of: experiences, relationships, beliefs, values and memories. Information shared in this minisode is based on the work and theories of Erik Erikson and James Marcia. PS. Read along this article if you want to understand how identity develops! Erik...

Duration:00:10:08

🍋 we never really discussed it — with Nora

6/7/2022
Have you ever tried to fit in so badly you changed your appearance? Were you aware of the subconscious reasons that may have lead to this decision? Nora Sundberg is a close friend and in this episode we dive deep into her roots and unveil a story of layered identity crisis. At a young age, Nora was adopted, then she spent her life growing up in various places, as a Third Culture Kid. On this episode you hear her navigate the delicate dynamics of being from a certain place, but always...

Duration:00:59:03

💭 reflections on: old friends

3/17/2022
Old friends are often times a gateway to our past selves. Who we were as teenagers is not gone but only built upon. Today, I encourage you to reach out to an old friend from your teenage years, even if you’re no longer very close. They still know a past version of yourself that may be buried under layers of adulthood. PS. If you do reach out to an old friend and want to share your story with me, I’d love to hear from you. 🎙️ And you can actually send me a voice message through our website!...

Duration:00:04:15

🎹 a man is synonymous with describing a soldier — with Axel [Part II]

2/25/2022
What are the known unknowns in your life? How about the unknown unknowns? It’s a scary thought isn’t it? All the things we have internalized and deeply ingrained in us from childhood, from our families, from society, from culture. And we often go through life completely unaware of what is inherently our own and what was inherited, passed down through generations. In this episode Axel Kacoutié reflects on his relationship to his inherited faith and where he stands today. We also dive into...

Duration:00:38:47

🎹 it is not with bones and skin, it’s all with feeling — with Axel [Part I]

2/2/2022
Who are you to yourself, when no one is around? Axel Kacoutié is not afraid to explore uncomfortable territory. We tread, not so lightly, on topics around their cultural identity, from Ivorian roots to British citizenship. We also explore questions around Axel’s racial identity, and how the Berlin Conference from 1884, where Africa was neatly divided amongst European colonizers, still affects people today. Axel questions and makes sense of identity through expression, through art, and...

Duration:00:49:50

✌🏽 the checklist we grew up with — with Nora G. [Part II]

1/11/2022
Growing up did you feel like you had to adhere to a certain checklist; be it your parent's, society's, or your religion's checklist? This is part II of a two-part episode with my high school friend Nora Gharib. She is a full-time architect, interior designer, and content creator who just moved from the East Coast to the West Coast! This week we tackle religion as Nora grew up in an interfaith household and with a very diverse family around her. We chat about celebrating religious and...

Duration:00:37:35

✌🏽 no but where are you really from? — with Nora G. [Part I]

12/24/2021
Do you hate being asked “no, but where are you really from?” This is the first of a two-part episode with my high school friend Nora Gharib. Nora is a full-time architect, interior designer, and content creator! This week we chat about how her parents met in NYC, despite coming from two entirely different countries; we also chat about language confusion, culture, and hiding behind certain identities. Of all the intercultural people I have met, Nora and her family are the first I meet that...

Duration:00:46:06

🍄 being an "other" in a white majority — with Khairat

12/16/2021
Have you ever felt "othered"? On this episode, I speak with my old friend Mohamed Khairat, a lawyer, journalist and founder of Egyptian Streets. We discuss his upbringing growing up between Australia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and the Netherlands. As we navigate his experiences in the different countries, we touch upon discrimination, being white-passing, and the desire to fit in. He also goes back to the origin story of Egyptian Streets and explains how it came to be. Tune in for an...

Duration:00:47:36

🍃 but you're fun even though you're foreign — with Hedvig

12/8/2021
Do you remember the first time you were called a foreigner? On this episode I speak with Hedvig Sandbu, a language and learning coach, as she reflects on her upbringing between two countries, her sense of belonging compared to others around her, and her passion for languages. We speak about growing up in a bubble, attending international schools, and people's perception of us that may be different than our own. She shares how throughout the pandemic, her idea of belonging changed and she...

Duration:00:55:29

🐘 identity crisis: who am I?

12/3/2021
A little different than the rest, this episode is where I introduce myself and reveal a little bit about me by answering three questions: Who am I? Why am I here? And why is it important to talk about identity? I dive into some of the different elements that make up my own ish, from cultural, to lingual, to religious, and reveal the worlds I grew up in-between. Confusion is a common thread running throughout my life, and I know other Cross-Cultural Kids can relate to that. Episode...

Duration:00:30:46

🐣 trailer: what are we doing here?

11/10/2021
If you’re curious, confused, or up for candid conversation, grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and tune in as we dive deep into topics around home and belonging. Every week, Beatriz Nour invites you into a conversation about navigating different worlds. We will share personal stories about growing up in numerous countries, amongst different faiths, speaking multiple languages, and integrating into new and diverse cultures. ____________________ Curious about the in-betweenish pod Website |...

Duration:00:01:49