EP 33: Who am I? The struggle of cultural identity with Ozlem Ozkan

EP 33: Who am I? The struggle of cultural identity with Ozlem Ozkan

Ozlem Ozkan was born to Turkish parents but raised in the Netherlands.

She also has lived in Istanbul, Turkey and Aarhus, Denmark; and travelled across continents.

Ozlem's story is one of the struggles of identity torn between the traditional Turkish parenting approach and values and the more independent egalitarian culture of Dutch society.

As a teenager growing up, this created a heady cocktail of anxiety, self-doubt and self-analysis.

Despite this, now, as a woman, entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and coach Ozlem has navigated a course to a happier, more self-assured place.

Today Ozlem uses her experiences to do what she loves most, helping other people transform and find their true fulfilment.

Her recently published book the Student charts the emotional journey she travelled.

And in her Bridging podcast, Ozlem interviews people who bring stories of diversity, creative endeavour and personal growth.

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Episode Credits

Editor and sound engineer: Tim White email: [email protected]

Host: Simon Ratcliffe


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