Immigrant!

Finally embracing that word

And what it really means:

A collage of different realities.

A plurality of experiences,

Of belonging here and elsewhere…

A mixing of languages,

Of cultures,

An abstraction of the self,

From Chaos to Order,

From Country to City,

From Expat to Immigrant…

That search for authenticity,

Turning memories into ideas,

Ideas into concepts

And concepts into reality.

This is who I am

As a person, a woman,

An artist, a designer.

Forever changing

But always authentic.

From within and without,

I am one, I am Plural.

Excerpt from The Journey From Within by Dominique Denis