I read this article on ABC about code-switching and realised that's what I've been writing about in my essay St Albans published in Meanjin. It's a conversation I've had very often with other people who are children of migrants and the way we modify our behaviour to make ourselves more palatable for the mainstream. I'm done with it now, but it makes me sad about that young girl who spent so many years feeling wrong in her body because of other people's perception.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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