Category: Multiculturalism

I Have an Accent and I'm OK with That

That’s right.  I have an accent and I’m OK with that.  I have an accent when I speak Chinese, I have one when I speak Turkish, and, guess what, I even have one when I speak English.  That’s because everyone has an accent.  The rhythm and sounds in our speech our unique to our place... Read more »

Multicultural Families - Creating Traditions

Being part of a multicultural family is interesting, especially around the holidays.  My wife is Turkish and celebrates the standard Islamic holidays, like the Eids.  I’m American, but have spent so much time abroad that I have become quite distanced from holiday traditions here and they often no longer carry the same meaning for me.... Read more »