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A Girl in Two Worlds


Meryem Sert


foreigners, Denmark, Kurdish, culture


It is evening in Allerød. I am sitting here by the window, trying to write a little before I go to sleep. In front of me are two photos that were taken only a few months apart.

One photo is of an eight-year-old girl with bare feet, dressed in a long skirt and head scarf. She is standing in the middle of a flock of sheep in front of a low house built of clay and stone. The other photo shows the same girl, taken in front of a red, high-rise apartment with a lot of cars around. She is now wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes.

I am the girl in both pictures. But these are pictures of two widely different worlds.