"When I went to collect our visas for myself and my son to come study at Kedge, the attitude of the immigration officer who sort of threw my passport across the glass sliding door was humiliating. They’d only given one visa, for me. The message was clear: if I was going to come study in France, I had to leave my son behind. He was insurance I’d return. I threw my passport back at him and I calmly said, I don’t want your visa. I then gave him a lecture on liberté, egalité, fraternité and asked him, how dare they oblige me to leave my child behind?"
Devaky Sivadasan is originally from India, and has lived in Marseille since 2000. She is the founder and CEO of Mama Spice.
She participated in Climb, the startup acceleration program by Le Village by CA Alpes Provence, which takes place at thecamp. Come see the latest Climb startups at the Climb#04 Opening Pitch Night on November 5!
Les Explorateurs (The Explorers) is a podcast about how real people are making the future they want to live in.