As someone who has travelled and lived in many countries, I have become a mix of cultures and identity has become attached to a sense of belonging, often through deep emotional connections.
I love being able to choose to be whoever I want, wherever I go. I’ve gradually built myself an identity that is a collection of pieces, each of which I’ve handpicked; choosing the best bits to create a whole. Being rootless doesn’t mean I don’t belong to any one place; it means I choose to belong to many.
Demj means fusion in Arabic. As a third culture individual, my roots are determined by people and connections. Each pendant is a preservation of language of the word root, from the cultures that make-up my identity.