A Family of Aliens
In theory, bilingualism sounds like a natural and reasonable option for many transnational families, yet in reality it can be complicated and at times impractical. I wanted to play with the term 'alien' and its legal connotations in the US, and expand it to include family relations in order to see how language can both connect and alienate. Most of all, I wanted to show that there are no definite answers when it comes to language usage in multilingual families.
Life writing, bilingual families