Inspired by amazing artist-designer @Esra Gulmen (http://esragulmen.com/#/dont-i-look-turkish/) who created the “Don’t I Look Turkish“ collection, I wanted to continue this conversation.
I thought it would be fun to draw some Mini Gabi's wearing Esra & Bold Berlin hoodie collection.
As Esra says:
"How am I supposed to look like if I come from Turkey? Or if I am German?"
Or in my case, if I am Brazilian or If I am British?
We live in a diverse world, people come in diferent shapes, colors, and accents. We are all humans and we like to belong.
It’s lovely when people show genuine interest in my background and want to connect. However, it feels intrusive when strangers are not satisfied with the answer, and go on serial questioning me until they can find validation for the stereotype they have created.
I feel it’s time to stop questions that alienate people and start new conversations around what someone REAL passions are.
After all, arent we all from Planet Earth?