belonging is a messy affair. there is no clear welcome mat
Dec. 8, 2021

πŸƒ but you're fun even though you're foreign β€” with Hedvig

πŸƒ but you're fun even though you're foreign β€” with Hedvig

Do you remember the first time you were called a foreigner?
On this episode I speak with Hedvig Sandbu, a language and learning coach, as she reflects on her upbringing between two countries, her sense of belonging compared to others around her, and her passion for languages. We speak about growing up in a bubble, attending international schools, and people's perception of us that may be different than our own. She shares how throughout the pandemic, her idea of belonging changed and she reveals just how ingrained the practice of being in nature is to her Norwegian roots.

Episode Mentions 

  • Belgium Rapper: Stromae's song Bâtard 
    "monsieur n'est même pas raciste, vu que monsieur n'a pas de racines"
  • Norwegian Philospher: Arne Næss 
    and his philosophy "Ecosophy T"

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More about: Hedvig Sandbu
Abundate Language Coaching  |  Abundate Podcast
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The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour
Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

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Hedvig Sandu

Hedvig is a language and learning coach on a mission to make language learning accessible and possible for everyone*. She's just launched a new podcast called Abundate, where adult language learners get their weekly dose of inspiration, motivation and tools to boost their language learning.