Establishing a cultural identity isn’t always straightforward.
I live in London and identify myself as British-born Ghanaian. It’s a description that acknowledges both my cultural inheritance and my upbringing in the UK.
For first-generation immigrants moving here can cause cultural struggles between two worlds, in terms of adapting to British society and maintaining ties with their homeland.
For second-generation immigrants these conflicts can occur closer to home, especially if parents don’t understand the issues their children face in terms of identity.
Children may, for instance, disagree with some traditional cultural practices.
With the help of Fixers I want to get people of different generations and cultures talking about issues relating to identity and what it means to be British.
I plan to hold ‘Question-Time’ style debates to promote better understanding and dispel any misconceptions.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Dr Tracey Reynolds, London South Bank UniversityTracey Reynolds appears in my broadcast piece backing my campaign.
Kareen Blair, Blair's FlareKareen supports my Fix. She discusses her attitudes towards cultural heritage in my broadcast film.
I'd also like to thank Pastor Alex Gyasi and Hannah Ogbonnaya for appearing in my broadcast piece and Harold Impraim and Jessica Dias for helping me with my research by participating in a focus group.
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills