Living Biculturally

Noor Mohamed Hassan

Abstract


Immigrant youth navigate a number of environments. Oftentimes these young people find themselves in between two spaces: one environment where they have to act a specific way in order to fit in with their peers and another environment where they can truly be themselves because there is a shared sense of culture with their peers. The following essay provides a glimpse into the life of one young person as she navigates what she refers to as a “split reality.” Highlighting experiences around use of language and religion, this essay provides insightful perspectives for youth development practitioners.


Keywords


hijabi; cultural identity; fitting in; split reality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2019.772

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