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Did you know that the number of people living in multicultural families in Finland is more than 300000, which is comparable, for instance, with the Swedish Speaking population in Finland?
Through a collaboration with the organization Monimuotoiset perheet, which aims to provide information regarding the needs of diverse families, I decided to interview four female artists from Finland and different countries, who are living in Finland in a multicultural context.
Anna Olkinuora: “When we started dating I heard people telling me how challenging and difficult it will be to negotiate between two such different cultures but that all turned out not to be true in our case”
Visual artist from non-European country living in Finland: “I am a fully independent and highly educated person, why do I need my husband to come to the bank to get my right to have access to online banking? What gender equality are we speaking in Finland, who is it meant for?” Geneva Rosett- Hafter : ”If I think in dealing with grants and other various applications, I would always need her help as most of the applications were in Finnish and my Finnish is not fluent.” Rosamaria Bolom: “Living in Mexico for one year was very important for him as it was very important to me, before coming here. To face the realities.” Link in bio
Article and photo by Gloria De Felice
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