Being Foreign

“You can't be lost on a foreign land.”

― Noha Alaa El-Din


Are you a foreigner?

Are you an alien? Do you chase the thrill of being a foreigner? Some say the displacement, anxiety and disorientation of exile can be a welcome tonic to the banality of home. As a foreigner you can reinvent yourself. You won’t be judged by your class, education, work, family or accent. But is choosing foreignness an act of disloyalty to one’s native country?

This conversation will explore the dilemma of foreignness – the pleasures of freedom versus the pleasures of belonging.


1 hour

focus your mind

3 people

expand your point of view

4 questions

challenge how you think


How it works
Choose. Match. Meet.

a topic that inspires you — we unveil a new one every week.

Match with two people — we introduce you in WhatsApp then confirm a time to talk.

Meet in a thoughtful space for one hour and step through 10 questions — in airplane mode.


How would you use Norn?

“I want to challenge my complacency”

“I use Norn to be around inquisitive people”

“I’m yearning for dynamic dialogue”

“I use Norn to explore ideas, to be challenged and to see the world from different perspectives”

“I'm at the axis of some courageous life changes, and modeling these beside other curious people”

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