The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diasporaRead more "Hers: an ezine about a daughter’s love featuring Abeba Alemseged"
I retrieved several notes centered on love and life inspired by my travels throughout Eritrea in the summer of 2014. Some were written in hindsight.Read more "Littering: 15 Love Notes about Eritrea, Nostalgia, and Men."
A short post highlighting initial thoughts about moving to another Asian country.Read more "Eating Beef Noodle Soup, After Arriving in Taiwan’s Zhubei County"
An impromtu family photo shoot in the countryside fourteen years later.Read more "Bringing Three Generations Under One Sun: A Family Photo Shoot"
Tigrinya is the principal language of Eritrea and is documented to have been found in text around 13th century. Growing up in the diaspora didn’t always present opportunities to practice my mother’s native language outside of the home. It doesn’t have to be that way for everyone else, and through this small grammar lesson I wish to encourage other Diaspora Eritreans to practice their pronunciation and grammar of our beautiful tongue.Read more "Learn Tigrinya: An Oral Grammar Lesson on Eritrean Coffee"
A young diaspora learns to accept and move past deep-seated resentment toward her father’s country in this short poem.Read more "Forgiving My Father’s Country, A Poem from the Eritrean Diaspora"
An everyday phone call between an Eritrean mother and her American daughter is rooted in faith, respect, and unconditional love.Read more "The Other End of the Line"