Published on August 24, 2020
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Naomi Beijer (26) is a youth worker in Zwanenburg, the Netherlands, and has recently become a counselor with an organization called Bureau Discrimination Affairs. She is double-blooded, her mother is Dutch and her father was Surinamese. She never knew her father and only started to take an interest in her Surinamese background during her studies in Cultural and Social Formation. With her work she tries to make social developments manageable and mentionable. Naomi sees it as an important task to provide historical context to people’s strong opinions. In the meantime, "Recognize your history" has become a motto to her.
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