Radical Project by Shima Aeinehdar & Izza Alyssa
Exploring postcolonial realities, Cultural Misfits follows different experiences of third culture kids (TCK) navigating their identity politics. A TCK is an individual who was raised away from their parent’s native country during a significant period of their developmental years, growing a sense of relationship to all of the different cultures without having full ownership in any.
Following different stories of TCKs from the SWANA (South West Asian/North African) region, Cultural Misfits uses poetry and illustration as a vehicle to portray several kinds of conceptual and pragmatic dilemmas about migration. Through their journey of exploring their unique diasporic influences, empowerment is found in embracing duality.