The Power of a Keyboard: An Evening with Disability Rights Lawyer Haben Girma

Meeting Haben for the first time felt a lot like meeting myself.

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How I Learned to Read Tigrinya in Three Months

Learning to read in Tigrinya is something I never thought of doing myself, and yet after doing it for myself, I am here to tell you that you can too.

Q&A: On Autism Advocacy and Language

I advocate because I love someone with autism.

Hers: an ezine about a daughter’s love featuring Abeba Alemseged

The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diaspora

Littering: 15 Love Notes about Eritrea, Nostalgia, and Men.

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.

Bringing Three Generations Under One Sun: A Family Photo Shoot

An impromtu family photo shoot in the countryside fourteen years later.

Learn Tigrinya: An Oral Grammar Lesson on Eritrean Coffee

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.