Yamina Hofer is a fusion dancer who travels the world and mixes all the styles she learns, from ballet to flamenco to African samba. She speaks to us about Cape Verde, using dance to transcend her emotions and how she accidentally ended up performing at the Rio carnival.
"I can see, that even though my Nan was separated from her family, that we do have a lot of things that are culturally in line with being Aboriginal, and I don’t know how she just naturally grew up with those ideas, when she taken away so young, but she did. So I guess, I feel like a fraud either way, I don’t know which box to tick."
"Motherhood wasn’t something I enjoyed or embraced. I guess, you know, many Sri Lankan women do, so I thought it was something wrong with me. So that was a catalyst for me...at 25 I didn’t know it was okay that I’m different...I could not relate, I did not belong, I did not make any connection to the Tamil of me, and as I said the women in particular.