Ness (ness_va) wrote in 2ndgeneration,


Hi all!!

Do you speak your family's language? Yes, we all speak English

Did you often visit their home country? I'm a first-born Australian where all my family is from the UK, and I've lived there for about 4-5 years of my life.

Did you grow up among other immigrants from the same country or was your family background unusual? I grew up among other Australians.

What was your family's attitude to education? Generally positive, though it's kind of hard to tell, to be honest. Sometimes they seem to think it's important but they seem confused as to why I'm not able to earn a lot of money while studying full time (I'm an undergrad Anthropology student).

Did they have access to education at home? Yes, but I don't think both of my parents finished high school.

Has your family background influenced your choice of work? I suppose so, the travelling we did as a kid made me interested in cultures, hence my choice of studying Anthropology.

If you were born abroad but immigrated at an early age are you first or second generation? First generation.

A bit more about me - like I said, I'm the first in my family to be born in Australia, I'm an Anthropology student with a work background in Event Management (and other dull administrative jobs that pay bills) and my partner and I are thinking of immigrating to Canada one day.

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