Mrs Schröder is 48 years old. She has been living in Berlin for 22 years, has two kids, is divorced and a single mother since 2010. She has been working as a travel agent, a community counsellor and educator. At the moment, she is preparing for her final exam in education sciences and giving part-time private lessons for people in need. Her story could be the story of any German woman. The difference is that Emine Schröder’s life has been significantly easier, since she adopted the German surname of her first husband. Only a closer look reveals how both Turkish and German culture affect her every day life and that of her children.