White Plains, NY.
I was born in Morocco. My mother was Austrian and my father Jewish Moroccan, known as Sephardic. In high school some of my peers said my accent was French, others said it was Spanish. They decided I was from Monaco, especially since my first name was French. For a long time I didn’t know who I was; I had native fluency in both French and Spanish but did not speak Arabic. Until I finally wrote a memoir “Where the Wind Blew: a Boyhood Lost in Tangier”(Now on Amazon) and understood my identity.