On being an unlikely Leo

Cal in Color

Photo of Arina Stadnyk

From a young age, I was afraid of being expressive and taking up space. I learned to make myself smaller and quieter so white people would feel comfortable. 
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Throw another shrimp on the barbie?

Back to Straya

Culture shock, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life or set of attitudes.” Sounds easy enough to understand. When you’re in a new place, you face difficulties trying to adjust to a new culture.
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