Punjabi and Half Ukrainian Jewish
What is your blended heritage?
Half Punjabi and half Ukrainian Jew.
Where are your mother and father from?
My mother is from Odessa, Ukraine, and my father is from Nottingham, England.
What do you love the most of your blended heritage?
Having a cross-cultural upbringing and getting to develop my identity from multiple heritages.
What is your response when people ask, “What are you?”
I tell people I’m half Punjabi and half Ukrainian Jewish.
What was your experience as a blended kid?
I had a challenging time figuring out my identity but in the end the struggle made me more confident in what I’ve chosen in my identities.
What were you family dinners like?
We mostly ate Russian food, with the occasional Indian meal and Jewish food on holidays.
What positive message do you have for blended kids?