Culture Clash: a discussion for and by third culture women*

Third Culture Kid is a term used to describe those raised in a culture other than their parents’. We are known to be cultural hybrids and chameleons. While many of us have an increased awareness of the world around us, we are often faced with unique challenges such as confused loyalties with regards to values, traditions, and politics.

In this discussion, we will explore and share how those of us who have grown up in multiple cultures have navigated our way through emerging adulthood, how our intersecting experiences and perspectives has influenced our work and understanding of the world we live in. In a study on the development of TCK women, several common themes emerged, including: the disruption of transition between cultures and places, feeling often the outsider, gendered expectations, and the value in establishing independence. We will touch on these and other topics in a conversation with artists Rema Ghuloum, Arshia Haq, Ahree Lee, and Yasmine Diaz.

Yasmine Diaz is a Los Angeles-based artist & the artist in residence during WCCW’s Control quarter. With a focus on gender, third-culture identity, and family, Yasmine Diaz works with mixed media on paper, drawing, and collage to question and assert her unique experiences as a Yemeni-American artist and feminist. Diaz is a co-organizer and past fellow of at land’s edge. Her work has been featured by Deeyah Khan’s Sister-Hood, Kolaj Magazine, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, and in the collections of the UCLA School of Public Affairs.

Accessibility information for this event:

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