Aicha is from Algeria and is doing a PhD at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research looks at the feminist archetypal studies of American popular culture, specifically American contemporary and post-modern series. She is focusing on Witches and the Occult and is trying to show that despite the fact that some archetypes have been predominantly represented as male gendered, that there are female archetypes out there that have been ignored and she wants to highlight their existence.
Aicha tells us about the major culture differences between Ireland and Algeria. From the lovely Algerian weather to the cold harsh Irish weather, to the differences in foods and meals and differences in party culture. She hopes now that covid restrictions are easing that she gets to experience more of the Irish culture and try out new things she didn’t get to try during the peak lockdown.
Aicha believes it is very important to have conversations about different cultures and religions, as it will educate people on the other existing ones out there. She states that although people are different; they may dress differently, pray to a different god, or believe in something different to your beliefs, she says, by the end of the day, we are all humans and we all want the same things: love, peace and harmony. Aicha wants a world where everyone can live in harmony and co-exist with one another.
Catch more of Aicha in this week’s episode of This is “Them” series over on our Youtube: https://youtu.be/wjBdCJLZzyw