As a Turkish artist who was born in the United States, I had the privilege of living in two very different countries and I've been exposed to different cultures. Turkey is a very classicist country so unfortunately, I wasn't immersed in the Turkish culture while I was living there. We weren't taught to embrace or celebrate it. Instead, the culture was something correlated with the lower class, and celebrating the Turkish culture was seen as something demeaning. I realized this when I moved to the US back in 2012.