“No, no, I mean like… where are you really from?”
“Oh come on, you know I don’t mean it that way“
“I don’t see you as an immigrant”
“No but you – you’re one of the good ones”.
In Belgium, one in five people have foreign roots. In my new podcast series Een Van De Goeie (The Good Ones), I invited 8 other Belgians with an immigrant background to have open conversations about our experiences as first or second generation immigrants. We touch upon our identity struggles, the hypocrisy of the “diverse” society we live in, and how we found our way out of “just wanting to be like everybody else”.