Abeer Yusuf talks about the difficulty in answering the question “where is home?” Born in India, raised in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia, Yusuf had to grapple with the definition of identity and belonging from an early age. Drawing from her personal experiences, Abeer notes the positives and negatives of transitioning between cultures and how it can make us rethink our own conceptions of “home”. As Abeer explains in her TEDx Talk, she believes that as identity becomes more globalized and people migrate more, there should be a paradigmatic shift in defining identity as ever evolving and shifting.
Abeer Yusuf is a 2nd-year student at the UBC School of Journalism, and writes a column on cultural integration for the Guidebook magazine.
Filmed at TEDxTerryTalks 2014 on October 25th, 2014.