First of all, where are you at the moment and how is it there?
I am in Los Angeles, California, and it’s very sunny outside, which is nice because it’s the beginning of March which is usually pretty cold in London because I used to live in London, so it’s good. It was cold and rainy yesterday, but it’s back to being sunny and nice today.
You’ve already lived in many places and traveled a lot. Would you consider yourself a globetrotter?
Yeah, I think I definitely feel like a very global person and a very international person. I have a French and Spanish passport because my father’s French and my mother’s Spanish. I’ve never lived there, but we would go every summer, which is why I have been to Belgium because we would kind of travel around Europe over the summer. So yeah, I guess my identity is kind of in this in-between space where I have grown up in South-East Asia and Australia and I have parents that are European.
My dad is the son of immigrants from North Africa, so he grew up around Algerian and Morrocan cultures, food, etc. So I’ve always felt like I am in an in-between space. I don’t know if globetrotter (laughs) … it sounds very glamourous and it is but I have been super lucky to travel so much and grow up in so many places. To be honest, it also comes with its identity crisis, being like, “Ooh no, where do I belong? Where do I feel the most at home?” So I really try to make the people around me be what makes me feel at home.