THERE'S A NEED TO HAVE MORE TANGIBLE CONVERSATIONS AROUND cultural identity

SKIN MUTTS MAGAZINE

Impactful conversations around the future of multiculturalism often happen in a vacuum. Whether that's online or during a few hours long event, they have a short lived life.

For a while, digital discussions solved the distance issue, being able to reach a worldwide audience and events allowed us to give more nuances to words in a way that is not possible online.

However, the hunger of bringing together the community and giving them a long lasting piece of
Skin Mutts was still there.
A magazine allows us to collect different stories of people with different realities and give something to people made by them for them.


The Skin Mutts Magazine is annual. The first issue is now available to order online or at your favorite Brussels indie book shop. 

If it's not available where you get your books and magazines, please let us know! We'll contact them and make sure that it's available there too.

first issue
CULTURAL DISSONANCE

cultural dissonance

/ˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l ˈdɪs(ə)nəns/

noun

  1. a sense of confusion, conflict or disharmony experienced by people that find themselves in the middle of two or more cultural environments. 

 

Many first-generation immigrants moved to a different country at a young age. The culture that they brought with them is only practiced in their household, making it somewhat static as if frozen in time. 

 

Second-generation immigrants face even a stronger feeling of cultural dissonance, because they have to navigate many different patterns of adjustments. Their attempts to combine two or more cultural traditions might be obvious to them, but it isn’t for the people around them.

These effects can continue into several generations down the line.

Skin Mutts Magazine is an indie magazine that explores the various aspects of existing in between cultural worlds. In a society where "diversity and inclusion" have become buzzwords, we want to give real tools, vocabulary and representations to different realities and be a place of comfort for those who have questions on their cultural identity and are in search for a feeling of belonging.

Listen to Sailesh's last piece here.

A Letter To Our Queer Ancestors Sailesh Naidu
00:00 / 01:57

Want to see some sneak peeks? Find them here

contributors

ANTONIA she/her

FOUZIA she/her

MYA she/her

Italy & Romania

Rwanda + Bangladesh

Morocco + Switzerland

OLIVIA she/her

SACHA she/her

RACHAEL she/her

Nigeria

Mauritius + Nigeria/Brazil/US

the Netherlands + Suriname/Moluccan

SAILESH they/them

STELLA they/them

SARA she/her

unceded territories of the Munsee Lenape people in North America, Dravidian roots from South India & residing in Berlin, Germany.  

Canada

Poland + China & US

TANIA she/her

UGO he/him

Mexico + Spain

Nigeria & Ukraine

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Skin Mutts is a platform for people that grew up with different cultures and that belong to multiple ethnicities.
Sense of belonging, of home, of tradition, of community, of absence, of connection, of self...

WHERE DO YOU BELONG?
 

Skin Mutts is een platform voor personen die opgroeiden binnen diverse culturen en behoren tot verschillende etniciteiten. Een gevoel van verlangen, naar een thuis, een traditie, een gemeenschap, een tekort, een connectie, tot jezelf…

WAAR BEHOOR JIJ TOE?
 

Skin Mutts est une plateforme pour les personnes qui ont grandi avec différentes cultures et qui appartiennent à plusieurs ethnies.
Sentiment d'appartenance, de chez-soi, de tradition, de communauté, d'absence, de connexion, de soi...

OÙ APPARTENEZ VOUS? 
 

Skin Mutts è una piattaforma per persone che sono cresciute con culture diverse e che appartengono a piú di un’etnia.
Senso di appartenenza, di casa, di tradizione, di comunitá, di assenza, di connessione, di sé…

A DOVE APPARTIENI?
 

Skin Mutts eza platform pona bato oyo ba kola n'a ba culture ya ndengue n'a ndengue pe b’oyo ba za ko appartenir n'a ba ndinga ebele
Esengo ya ko appartenir, ya ndako,  ya ba ndzinga, ya batu na yo, ya molili, ya connection, ya yo moko...

PLACE NA YO EZA WAPI? 
 

Skin Mutts es una plataforma para personas que crecieron con diferentes culturas y que pertenecen a múltiples etnias.
Sentido de pertenencia, de casa, de tradición, de comunidad, de ausencia, de conexión, de uno mismo…

¿A DONDE PERTENECES? 
 

Skin Mutts คือ หนึ่งในกลุ่มคนที่เติบโตมาจากความแตกต่างของ วัฒนธรรม และ ความหลากหลายของ ชาติ,ศาสนา,ภาษา และ อื่นๆของเขา. ความรู้สึกกับสายสัมพันธ์,กับบ้าน,กับประเพณี,กับสังคม,กับการเปลี่ยนแปลง กับความผูกพัน,กับตัวเอง…

ที่ไหน คือ บ้านของคุณ?
 

Skin Mutts este o platformă pentru cei care au crescut în cadrul unor culturi diferite și pentru cei care aparțin mai multor etnii. 

Sentimentul de apartenență, conceptul de „acasă”, simțul tradiției, al comunității, al absenței, sentimentul conexiunii, sensul de sine...

UNDE ȚI-E LOCUL? 

 

Skin Mutts 是為在不同文化中長大和屬於多個種族的人們提供的交流平台​​。︁

歸屬感、家庭感、傳統感、社群感、孤獨感、聯繫感、自我感... 

你屬於哪裡?

 

 

Skin Mutts on foorumi kaikille, jotka ovat kasvaneet eri kulttuureissa tai kuuluvat useisiin etnisiin ryhmiin. Yhteenkuuluvuuden tunne: koti, traditiot ja jokapäiväiset tavat, kodin ulkopuoliset yhteisöt ja kaverit, työ…

MINNE KUULUT?
 

Skin Mutts é uma plataforma para pessoas que cresceram com culturas diferentes e que pertencem a várias etnias.

Sentimento de pertença, de casa, de tradição, de comunidade, de ausência, de ligação, de si mesmo...

ONDE TU PERTENCES?
 

Skin Mutts - це платформа для людей, що зростали в різних культурах та є частиною багатьох етносів.

Відчуття належності, дому, традицій, спільноти, відсутності, зв'язку, себе...

ДЕ ТВОЄ МІСЦЕ? 

 

Skin Mutts ان لوگوں کے لیے ایک پلیٹ فارم ہے جو مختلف ثقافتوں کے ساتھ پلے بڑھے ہیں اور جن کا تعلق متعدد نسلوں سے ہے۔

تعلق کا احساس، گھر کا، روایت کا، برادری کا، غیر موجودگی کا، تعلق کا، خود کا...

 آپ کا تعلق کہاں سے ہے؟

 

Skin Mutts bụ ohere maka ndị toro n'omenala dị icheiche ma sikwa agbụrụ dị icheiche. Inye mmadụ ohere nnabata, nke ebe obibi, nke ọdịnala, nke mmekọrịta mmadụ na ibe ya, nke onwe...

OLEE EBE Ị KWỤ? 

 

Skin Mutts na platform for pesin wey grow up inside many many culture, wey still come follow for plenty ethnicities.

Dat kind feeling say you belong, abi na your home, abi na your tradition, abi na your community, abi na absence, abi na connection, abi na yourself gan...

WHERE YOU SEF COME BELONG?

the faces behind the scenes

OLIVIA LOPEZ CALDERON

Art Director

LINE-TETA BLéMONT

Photographer + Creative Director assistant

LISA EERAERTS

Producer

TARDY MARC BOSSOLO

Photographer

SACHA CELINE VERHEIJ

Editor in Chief

HANNA TORSEKE

Graphic Designer

EUNICE

KANDA

Creative Director

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