Zey Binboga

New Roots Alumni

I'm Zey, the founder and CEO of Displaced; we create workshops and games around ethnic identity. I’m also the daughter of parents who fled war and discrimination in their home countries. My background is Kurdish Cypriot German; growing up, I struggled with my ethnic identity and mental health. After my self-reflection, speaking to academics and my peers, I learned that there is a deep connection between being from a minoritised community and poor mental health. This combination of insights gave birth to Displaced. At Displaced we gamify exploring ethnic identity to improve mental well-being for people from 1st and 2nd generation migrant/refugee/asylum-seeker backgrounds. Through workshops and a card game, we explore complex topics in a fun, engaging and provocative way.