Ladies and gents, let me introduce you to the fabulous Nicole Draffen. She’s a writer, storyteller, and all-around curious soul. And let me tell you, she’s got the kind of humor that could make a stone statue crack a smile. More importantly, she’s on a mission to explore the complexities of identity and the ways in which our experiences shape who we are. Her latest project, Hyphened-Nation, is a game changer that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about identity and belonging.
Nicole’s journey of self-discovery began in none other than England. As an American with a hyphenated identity herself, she was struck by the difference in how other countries classified their citizens. This sparked a burning curiosity in her heart and mind, leading her to delve deep into the world of hyphenated Americans.
Hyphened-Nation is an eye-opening exploration of the experiences of people with hyphenated identities in the United States. But Nicole doesn’t stop there. She’s also passionate about using storytelling to build empathy and connection across different communities. Who knew a book could be such a force for change?
When you dive into Hyphened-Nation, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the intricacies of these unique experiences. Forget “checking the box” and move beyond the superficial. Nicole wants you to have more conversations about identity and belonging, and think critically about the ways our society categorizes people.
If you think this is where her journey ends, think again! Our daring heroine is in the early stages of developing a new book and documentary project that further explores the experiences of people with hyphenated identities. And, of course, she’s continuing to promote and share Hyphened-Nation, available on platforms like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Now, for all you social media fanatics, you can stay updated on Nicole’s projects by following her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Want more? Head to her website and sign up for her newsletter. Oh, and did I mention that Hyphened-Nation is now available in French? That’s right, folks! This conversation around identity and belonging has gone global!
Nicole’s message is powerful: our identities are complex and multifaceted, and we should be wary of attempts to categorize or label people in overly simplistic ways. By listening to each other’s stories and being open to learning from one another, we can build a more inclusive and compassionate society. Nicole’s work, whether it’s Hyphened-Nation or her future projects, aims to facilitate these conversations and connections.
So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of hyphenated identities and let Nicole Draffen guide you on this incredible journey. Connect with her and follow her projects through the links below:
English Version of Hyphenated-Nation
French Edition of Hyphenation-Nation
Trust me, you won’t regret it. In a world that’s constantly seeking to define and categorize us, Nicole Draffen’s Hyphened-Nation is the breath of fresh air we all need. Let the conversation begin!