“Where are you from? Your English is perfect.”

Via Bryonie Wise
on Jun 12, 2013
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“Where are you from? Your English is perfect.”


I’m a first generation Canadian, with lineage that traces back to England (“Top o’ the morning!”) and Hungary.

I don’t get asked this question often, but once in awhile when the sun is out and my skin starts to darken, I’m asked where I’m from, or what my background is.

The thing is, we ask questions like this all the time, without really thinking about it.

It’s wonderful that as humas that we’re curious about other humans and where they come from and where their family comes from—I like to think it’s our basic human need (and desire) to connect and relate to other people. We ask them where they are from or where their family came from, so that we can find a common link—anything to bring us together.

So, let’s be curious and let’s find connection—we all want (and deserve) to be loved.

But let’s also invite awareness into the conversation too (and, a sense of humor never hurts, either).



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About Bryonie Wise

Bryonie’s life is rooted in the belief that when we come from a place of love, anything is possible. When not teaching yoga or writing her heart to the bone, she can be found frolicking in the sunshine with her camera & her dog, Winston, living her yoga. Stay in the loop of all her magical happenings, connect with her on Facebook, TwitterInstagram—& maybe even add her first book, HEART ROAR: A Book of Tiny Prayers to your collection.


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