Meeting Haben for the first time felt a lot like meeting myself.
The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diaspora
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.
An everyday phone call between an Eritrean mother and her American daughter is rooted in faith, respect, and unconditional love.
selfies are revolutionary, especially for myself, a second-generation American of Eritrean descent. the new, new is a self-made prophecy that touches on the formation of diasporic identity through traditional and modern fashion. this post also features a mini-tutorial of the albaso hairstyle which is traditionally worn by Eritrean women of the Tigrinya tribe.
When I met Regat, I immediately sensed her spirit animal a dolphin. Her playfulness, coöperation, and inner strength are what makes her beautiful. Not to mention her gift of gab. My aunt, Regat, cherishes emotional human contact and is the first person to laugh at her clumsy habits despite what life has hurled out.