Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Worker Owned Women’s Business Role Models

        Last week we saw how easy it is to misjudge surface appearances:  Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Things Are NOT Always As They Seem, Avni…

As I noted previously, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

    Now, we get to see another major character in the series, a bit like Hogwarts Castle for Harry Potter and his friends:

Betüş’s Cafe,  b1BninCafesi

where she is both the only worker there, and the owner, and always waits on her customers!  This is one of the things I love about this show -it provides strong and kind role models, especially women, that all of us can admire.  That role model being a working mother, especially, is good for society, in terms of representing a stretching of our norms that needs to continue.

Next week we continue with bolum 1 / episode 1, at 40 minutes into the hour long video: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Will The Kids Win?  ;


Hoşça Kalın!

Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the tie ins with interracial marriage and same sex marriage,  to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.


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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS


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9 thoughts on “Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Worker Owned Women’s Business Role Models

    1. It really is, B!! It is even worth learning Turkish, imho, but I think it is dubbed in English somewhere, or at least the subtitles are there on YouTube. This series is so wonderful, and demonstrates such kindeness, thoughtfulness, often quick thinking, too, problem solving, and so many social issues, in such a compassionate and fun way that it is a joy to finally get to go back and review it!


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