Before she graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU), Samira Charroud was never busy with her origins. The daughter of a Moroccan father and a Dutch mother switches effortlessly between these two worlds. She stands with one foot in her mother’s Western culture, while her other foot stands in the Berber countryside of the Moroccan mountains. “I had a Dutch upbringing, but I spent a lot of time with family in Morocco when I was younger as well. I grew up immersed in Berber culture which I feel just as much connected to as Dutch culture.”

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.