✩ Burçin eser ✩
Full name Burcin Seyma Eser
What does a Capricorn mean to you?
I’m very drawn to the idea that the Capricorn horoscope is heavily related to loyalty. My oldest and one of my best friends in the whole world is also a Capricorn, and I really think that our relationship is very much built on loyalty towards each other. Even though we would run in different circles at different points in our life and spend a long time apart, it would never affect the integrity of our relationship. We could always find our way back to one another. The Capricorn sign also means to me the end of something, followed by the rebirth of something else. The Capricorn
horoscope starts around the end of December, and ends in the middle of January.
It’s basically the only star sign that goes through two different years. It
represents a bittersweet closing of one door, but the reopening of another door
with potential for so many different opportunities.
Tell us a dream you’ve made come true
I’ve always wanted to become an actor, yet also wanted to complete a degree in something else at the same time. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Drama and Psychology from Deakin University. I wanted to further my knowledge with acting after university, but I was very self-conscious about studying at an acting school. I eventually completed a few courses at one of the most esteemed acting schools in the city.
What are you most proud of?
I think I am most proud of my ability to deal with the challenges I faced in my life a few years ago. I was never really forced out of my comfort zone before it, and when everything changed very dramatically and suddenly, I was forced to deal with it. In the present, I face a lot of challenges due to my anxiety, however I’m very proud of how I continue to fight through it each day.
What do you do to relax?
I usually watch trashy films/tv shows to relax. I sometimes read, or even do some yoga. Pretty standard, boring stuff.
How has being Turkish defined you?
Growing up, I was very conflicted with my Turkish culture and nationality. I was raised in a predominantly Anglo-Saxon or western European area and school. I was very aware of the cultural and physical differences my culture/nationality provided me with. I was in the awkward teen phase of wanting to fit in and be liked, and found my self slightly ashamed of being Turkish. My skin and hair were darker than most, and my body would grow more prominent hair that wasn’t on my head. However, once I
became an adult and started experiencing different things, I started to realise
that being bilingual and having a rich second culture to learn from was actually
the best thing in the world for me. I grew up frequently visiting the most loving
family in turkey, and learning about the beautiful ancient and modern cultural traditions the Turkish people practiced daily. I learned to embrace my second
What does community mean to you?
Community is a safe space I can go to or confide in. It represents support, trust, integrity and loyalty. All of my closest friends and family are my community. It is a place I can be myself.
Next holiday destination?
My next planned holiday destination is to Canada with one of my best friends at the end of May 2018.
Who is your personal muse and why?
I don’t have a single person who is my personal muse. My muses are all the wonderful and magical women in my life.
They have all taught me so much about what being a woman means to me.
They continue to motivate and inspire me every day, I am forever grateful to them.