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.

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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.

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.

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.