The idea of (re)integration is a theme close to home for me. Having grown up in Ashton-Under-Lyne until the age of five and left for 12 years travelling around the world, reintegrating back into the Manchester community has been a challenge that I have personally encountered. I moved back to the UK six years ago and found myself struggling to adjust to the different lifestyle, environment and culture. Over the years, my personality and beliefs have changed and I have found myself in a constant battle between my desire for my past life, and the necessity to adjust to the lifestyle of the UK. I believe integration can raise issues that many of us face on a daily basis and would like to explore this in a context that I am familiar with.
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