Sonja LuesingPhotography, Film & the Digital Breda
My Polish Story (Mijn Poolse verhaal / Moja Polska opowieść)
Your roots shape your existence. I grew up with a Polish mother and a Dutch father. Their different nationalities heavily shaped my upbringing. I have always wondered which parts of my identity are rooted in the Dutch or Polish culture.
By capturing different cultures, I have tried to figure out who I am. Which cultural elements shaped my identity?
The main question in my search for Polish identity is: ‘What makes someone Polish?’ In order to pursue my quest, I travelled to Poland. In Poland, I spoke to several women about what being a Polish woman entails and what pride in your nationality means to them.
Polish society is still struggling with its current inequality situation.
This book is a tribute to the Polish women who keep fighting for their rights for a better future by depicting their inspiring and powerful stories.