Uruguayan, Australian, American
I see you, I see me examines identity as legacy and what we pass onto future generations consciously versus subconsciously.
It is natural for parents to see themselves in their children. We share our genes, our experiences, and our values with our offspring. In some ways, they are a reflection of us—but as they grow into their own, does this reflection waver?
This piece evokes complex questions of how much of our identity is nurture versus nature, with time holding all of the answers.
“Accepting that next generations will be fully themselves is part of parenthood, but you can't help but to look for yourself in your children. How much of that is ego? How much of that is just a desire to continue a long line of familial influences?” —S.F.