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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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.

The Other End of the Line

An everyday phone call between an Eritrean mother and her American daughter is rooted in faith, respect, and unconditional love.

the new, new: a diaspora take on the #selfie + mini albaso tutorial

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.

After Tragedy, How (Not) to Mourn for Regat

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.

Saeed: An Asmara Love Story

A foreigner and a handsome local meet at a dress shop. The foreigner requests a custom-made outfit. The local is a garment worker at the shop and now assigned to make the dress. What will happen once they lock eyes?