The moments of clarity in ‘Ramy’

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“On a scale from 1 to 5, how comfortable are you with your cultural identity?”

“3 most days, some days it’s a 5 and others it’s a 2. It just depends on the scenario.”

I think back to this conversation I had with someone who interviewed me for a class, now a friend of mine. It’s the foundation for everything I write that deals with my diasporic identity, because it was the first…