Montreal trainer turns into viral TikTok star, hopes to advertise variety in Quebec media – Montreal

An English teacher from Montreal’s South Shore is a TikTok viral star. With over 54,000 followers on the popular video app, Douaa Kachache makes videos that make fun of her Moroccan parents and Quebecois culture.

What started as a hobby during the first wave of the pandemic has grown into something bigger.

“At that age, I would have loved to see it, and that’s why I decided to do just that – offer teenagers something to relate to,” Kachache said.

She said she saw an opportunity and took it.

“I think the videos do just that. It opens the eyes of viewers who didn’t know they could be like someone from another country (or culture). “

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“There are sometimes closed circles on television that do not open such doors to our community or different ethnic groups,” she said. “There is so much going on in our household and in our traditions. So why not share with the world? And you’ll even find that even though we come from different cultures at the same time, we still have the same mother. “

Kachache hopes, through her “goofy” videos, that boys and girls who look like her can see each other better in the mainstream Quebec media.

“Even Caucasians say, ‘It’s not just you! We do that too! ‘It’s not about ethnicity, I do it, I definitely laugh at stereotypes, but I want to show you that we are all human. “

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Kachache said her videos enabled her to develop strong bonds with her students. Easier for them to learn and teach for them even.

“My opinion is that if you don’t feel comfortable in your classroom, don’t take the risk of speaking another language that doesn’t belong to you,” said Kachache.

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Your method seems to be working pretty well.

“She is my favorite teacher,” said the student Julia Bouthillier along with five other students.

Kachache has been a source of laughter and happiness for her students during the exams and difficulties of the pandemic – which has often forced them to study online.

“When I see your TikToks, I just miss being in class,” said student Ziabel Alexandre.

“I am really happy to have her as my teacher because she brings joy,” said another student, Mailye Rousseau.

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Kachache’s mother Badia Azza, who she mimicked in her viral videos, didn’t laugh at first. But it wasn’t long before she warmed up to her daughter’s jokes.

She even created her own TikTok account to “like” her daughter’s TikToks.

“When people think I’m funny, she’s a thousand times funnier,” said Kachache.

“I see myself in some of their videos,” Azza said with a laugh. “I’m proud of the woman I raised.”

The famous TikToker said it has some surprises up its sleeve for its followers and it hopes its growing popularity will help find a niche in Quebec’s popular culture.

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