BIPOC of Ubisoft – Hanin Fakhriddin
My name is Hanin, I am a French cis woman of Palestinian descent. I was born and raised in France, in the suburbs of Paris, where I spent most of my life before moving to Barcelona.
Arab women in particular are often represented as completely submissive (to their father, husband, or brothers – men in general), or hysterical. When it came to topics that are important to me in my daily life – my concerns, my emotions, my experience of racism, and the consequences to my self-esteem – none were ever reflected in mainstream media.
The only place I always felt understood was music, especially rap music, where French people of different ethnic backgrounds are more represented. All of those topics that are so important to me on a daily basis (because I am – whether I like it or not – perceived through this lens) are very present in rap music.
Mar 27, 2021 at 02:30