Jens is a father, educator, and a counselor whose work supports teenagers and young adults who suffer from autism, ADD, ADHD, and neglect from parents. He is currently working on a documentary focusing on the psychological challenges of adopted Korean men.
I collect watches, and I got this particular watch for my 30th birthday from my girlfriend. It symbolizes a time where I pursued the biggest goal in my life and never felt better about myself. I was trying to be a Frogman (The Danish Navy Seals). I knew that if I succeeded in becoming a Frogman, I would be accepted into a brotherhood that saw no ethnicity and color, but only the skills you have. I constantly feel like I have to prove myself when I meet new people or strangers. Like ‘I’m not a dumb immigrant who doesn’t know the language. No, I do not own a Chinese restaurant’ and so on. I’m not that interested in soccer (Danish national sport) so it’s hard to bond with other males. And I’m not that interested in watching sports in general.”
Jens was adopted at five months old. He does not have any interest in visiting Korea at this time.